Areas of focus include:

STRUCTURAL

  • beam span allowance
  • beams under load allowance
  • cantilever overhang allowance
  • floor/deck joist span allowance
  • floor joist under load allowance
  • header span allowance
  • truss/roof rafter span allowance
  • floor sheathing/roof decking thickness requirements

FASTENING

  • header/deck ledger connection
  • foundation/deck attachment for lateral load
  • hurricane ties, clips, straps etc.

FRAMING

  • wood wall framing
  • wall layout
  • properly leveling framed walls
  • wood foundation framing
  • deck framing
  • truss/roof rafter framing
  • door/window header framing

FOUNDATION / LEVELING SQUARING

  • properly leveling a foundation and squaring
  • leveling deck frames
  • leveling foundation/frame on uneven terrain

ANCHORING & SECURING STRUCTURES

  • tying down storage/portable buildings
  • properly anchoring decks
  • setting poles as primary anchoring system

SIDING INSTALLATION

  • plywood sheathing (walls)
  • steel (29/26 gauge)
  • lap siding
  • board and batten
  • fiber cement

CABINET ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION

  • entertainment centers
  • custom built-ins
  • building cabinet doors from scratch
  • building drawers from scratch
  • cutting/assembling face frames
  • pocket hole joinery
  • installing concealed hinges
  • shelves

TRIM WORK

  • baseboards
  • crown molding
  • chair rail molding
  • interior shiplap
  • interior board and batten
  • picture frame molding
  • faux columns

FENCES

  • determining layout
  • setting poles
  • split rail fences
  • privacy fences
  • shadow box fences
  • decorative fences
  • gate framing and installation
  • gate hardware suggestions

ROOFING INSTALLATION

  • 3-tab shingles
  • 3-dimensional shingles
  • steel (metal roof)
  • various types of underlayment
  • decking your roof

BUILDING/INSTALLATION OF PROJECT

(start to finish detailed assistance on project)
  • decks
  • patio covers
  • gazebos
  • cabanas
  • pergolas/arbors
  • storage buildings
  • garages
  • fences