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How Concrete Dams are Constructed

How Concrete Dams are Constructed
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How Concrete Dams are Constructed

A concrete dam is built in four shapes; gravity dam, concrete buttress dam, arch dam, and the arch-gravity dam. The gravity, buttress, and arch-gravity dams use their weight as str ...

A concrete dam is built in four shapes; gravity dam, concrete buttress dam, arch dam, and the arch-gravity dam. The gravity, buttress, and arch-gravity dams use their weight as strength to counteract water pressure by pushing downward. The arch dam uses the concrete as its streng ...

Spotting Foundation Issues

Spotting Foundation Issues
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Spotting Foundation Issues

One of the most expensive types of home repair includes foundation issues which can cost as much as tens of thousands of dollars. The cost may increase if the issue has also caused ...

One of the most expensive types of home repair includes foundation issues which can cost as much as tens of thousands of dollars. The cost may increase if the issue has also caused damage to other parts of the home. The best way to minimize expense is through preventative home ma ...

How Concrete Dams Work

How Concrete Dams Work
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How Concrete Dams Work

Concrete dams are used for a simple reasons - change the flow/flowrate of water and generate electricity. Concrete dams are major producers, too. Together they generate 20% of elec ...

Concrete dams are used for a simple reasons - change the flow/flowrate of water and generate electricity. Concrete dams are major producers, too. Together they generate 20% of electricity in the world and open new areas to permanent settlement. Although most dams are simply fill ...

Unique Skyscrapers Around the World

Unique Skyscrapers Around the World
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Unique Skyscrapers Around the World

Architects are always looking for ways to reinvent skyscrapers in order to keep up with modern engineering. In the past century, there has been a massive variation in the height of ...

Architects are always looking for ways to reinvent skyscrapers in order to keep up with modern engineering. In the past century, there has been a massive variation in the height of the tallest skyscrapers - defined as buildings that exceed 330 feet. Skyscrapers are massive invest ...

Can I Knock Out This Wall in My House?

Can I Knock Out This Wall in My House?
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Can I Knock Out This Wall in My House?

When remodeling or thinking about remodeling a home, a common question is, "Can I just take out this wall?" The simple fact is that, yes, any wall can be removed - but the cost inv ...

When remodeling or thinking about remodeling a home, a common question is, "Can I just take out this wall?" The simple fact is that, yes, any wall can be removed - but the cost involved varies a considerable amount depending on a number of factors. The questions should perhaps be ...

Chimney Problems: How to Spot a Potential Hazard

Chimney Problems: How to Spot a Potential Hazard
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Chimney Problems: How to Spot a Potential Hazard

Chimney problems can be difficult to spot, especially since they are in that "out of sight out of mind" part of your home. Neglecting a chimney problem can lead to expensive repair ...

Chimney problems can be difficult to spot, especially since they are in that "out of sight out of mind" part of your home. Neglecting a chimney problem can lead to expensive repairs or worse, such as a potential house fire. Here are some common chimney problems, how to spot poten ...

How to Find a Wall Stud (and why it’s important)

How to Find a Wall Stud (and why it’s important)
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How to Find a Wall Stud (and why it’s important)

Are you wanting to hang a large painting or family portrait? Maybe you just bought a new TV you want to mount on the wall? People adorn their walls with a wide assortment of items ...

Are you wanting to hang a large painting or family portrait? Maybe you just bought a new TV you want to mount on the wall? People adorn their walls with a wide assortment of items to improve their homes and provide personalized touches. It takes more than a hammer and a nail to s ...

Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 

Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 
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Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 

Doors in your home may be sticking and hard to open and close for various reasons. Sometimes it's something innocuous such as the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Oth ...

Doors in your home may be sticking and hard to open and close for various reasons. Sometimes it's something innocuous such as the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Other times it may be an indication of a more serious and foundation problem that can become a signific ...