From $9.95



Syndication






Statistics

Users
Total: 26,958
Visited Last 30 days: 84
Forum Messages
Total: 20,499
Last 30 days: 21
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,021
Last 30 days: 5
Journal Entries
Total: 4,735
Last 30 days: 13
Connections
Total: 14,903
Last 30 days: 9
Downloads
Total: 72,857

Journals

Name
Mutton-Busting Nashville, TN
2,801 Visits | 76 Posts | 124 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
98,403 Visits | 826 Posts | 2,284 Pix | 42 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, central, FL
61,961 Visits | 163 Posts | 489 Pix | 3 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
12,647 Visits | 30 Posts | 10 Pix | 0 Videos
Vilano-Beach--Water-... Saint Augustine, FL
23,649 Visits | 40 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
wumifoso
543 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
insulation4us Wilmington, DE
537 Visits | 1 Posts | 4 Pix | 2 Videos
697-Marlin-Near-Aust... Austin/McDade, TX
3,137 Visits | 39 Posts | 262 Pix | 0 Videos
Insulationstop Latham, NY
560 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-Forever-House Omaha, NE
794 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
34,209 Visits | 35 Posts | 140 Pix | 0 Videos
Homestead-II--Our-Ne... smithville, MO
713 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Larnerd-House Chenango Forks, NY
2,604 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
HudsonHouse Omaha, NE
8,935 Visits | 4 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Seven-Peaks-Faswall-... Graeagle, CA
38,702 Visits | 50 Posts | 320 Pix | 1 Videos
Barrel-Race Houston, TX
9,737 Visits | 86 Posts | 175 Pix | 0 Videos
Cobbler-Mountain-Hom... Alexandria, VA
2,079 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
46,137 Visits | 44 Posts | 191 Pix | 0 Videos
Bladenkirk White Oak, NC
2,185 Visits | 6 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
P-Wade-Crocker Spring, TX
1,934 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
sue in el paso, TX0.001

Thanks so much for everyone's advice, I should have found this website sooner.
Allen in Morenci, AZ


Aaron's Forum Posts: 0
Journal Entries: 2
Interview Answers: 5

Private Message


Randomly Selected Image

Subscribe to this journal...


This journal has been viewed 15067 times.



Newest << >> Oldest


Posted to Buffaloader by Aaron in Valley Center, KS on 1/11/2011

I contacted a couple of ready mix concrete companies in town to get pricing information for concrete. I was kicking the idea around of pouring my own foundation; that desire has come and gone, by the way. The first company was a little short and slightly on the unfriendly side. I contacted another ready mix concrete company for some pricing. The companies name is R.A. Ruud and Son, Inc. They were very friendly, and the pricing was practically identical to the first company; also they have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.

A day or so later after deciding not to pour my own foundation, I contacted them again and asked if they had any recommendations for good foundation subs. They said sure, and gave me a couple of names. Bob Cook Homes is the only one I have investigated so far. He has an A+ with the BBB and, after talking with him, I learned he started out in the foundation business. He later become a full-fledged builder, but still does his own concrete work due the fact that nobody does it the way he likes it. He was very friendly, helpful, and seemed to take an interest. I was very impressed and confident after speaking with him. He is number one on my list of one right now.


Comments (2)
Private Message

Posted to Buffaloader by Aaron in Valley Center, KS on 1/10/2011

I am in the design phase of our new home. I have reviewed numerous floor plans, and can't seem to find any that are quite right. At this point I am leaning towards designing my own. I am currently thinking I want a simple design that is low maintenance and affordable to build. My concept is a two-story home with a full basement with approx. 1,300 sq ft per floor totaling 3,900 sq ft of living space once the basement is finished. The home will be styled like a Federal/Adam/Colonial or whatever you want to call it. It will be a symmetrical all-brick home. Literally a rectangular box stacked on a rectangular box stacked on a foundation. The roof will be a gable roof with ridge vents, no valleys, dormers, nothing. I am thinking that this type of design will ultimately save money, and leaves a good potential for less problems. We will see. Here in Sedgwick County, Kansas an architect/engineer is not required to design/approve plans. The home just needs to meet the building code. I will post some preliminary designs soon. If anyone actually reads this, feedback is appreciated.


Comments (4)
Private Message


Newest << >> Oldest


Copyright 1997-2015 Consensus Group Inc.