Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sticks and Stones – The Movie

The framing is nearly complete on the Build the USA home. Here’s a short video to show the progress from finished slab till now.

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Deck the Walls

While skillfully working around a busy season of thunderstorms, JS & Sons has been hard at work framing the Build The USA home. For the second floor, we chose AdvanTech┬« for the flooring and sheathing. AdvanTech┬« flooring is made using … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

The framing for the house started yesterday. Trusses are typically built with yellow pine, but interior walls are most often built with spruce. But since most spruce is foreign sourced, we opted to go with yellow pine throughout. Besides the … Continue reading

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Truss Me

The Build the USA trusses (floor and roof) were just delivered! Of course trusses are Made in the USA; but are all of the components? For the Build the USA home, we chose Trusswood, located in Titusville, FL. Trusswood designs, … Continue reading

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American Graffiti

Stopped by the Build the USA house over the weekend with a few cans of spray paint. Fortunately, the Belle Isle police know us by now, or we might have left in a different vehicle. FYI… the spray paint is … Continue reading

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Wall Up

The block walls were completed last week, thanks to J. Murray and Associates. Using block from A-1 Block (Orlando, FL), it took just a little over two days to lay the first floor exterior walls. Other products used during the … Continue reading

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An American-Made Foundation

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