http://www.homebuildingandr...... Click on this link for more ideas and videos about concrete foundations, building designs and new home construction. This video will provide you with a three dimensional example of what a concrete building foundation might look like if broken down into sections and examined. The video will include anchor bolts, footings and rebar.
Here's a list of videos I put together for do-it-yourselfers as well as professionals working in the building industry, to increase your knowledge about plumbing. Keep in mind that I was never a licensed plumbing contractor and most of the information in these videos will be from the time I spent doing my own plumbing and the time I spent providing advice for plumbers that were having a difficult time figuring out how to run either water supply or waste pipes on a remodeling project or new construction.
I'm putting together a few videos about building plans or blueprints to help you get a general understanding of how they are used in construction and how they can be drawn as part of the design process.
Here's a list of videos on stair building and don't forget the visit http://www.youtube.com/user/stairbuilding for more tips and ideas. I've probably installed at least 1000 sets of stairs and spent at least one quarter of my career as a stair builder and deeply desire to pass along my knowledge to professionals as well as others interested in learning how to build stairs.
I wrote a book called 501 contractor tips and am bound and determined to put each one of the tips on YouTube. These tips are helpful to any contractor working in the construction business and will be even more helpful to anyone starting out as a contractor. I highly suggest that you use the book along with the videos as a companion guide in order to get the most out of this experience.
These videos were created specifically to help home builders build better houses. I spent most of my time as a home framer or framing contractor and ran into a variety of different problems that required a variety of different solutions. Architects and engineers won't be able to solve every problem from their office so it will be your job as a building framer to help them out. Watch as many of our other videos as you possibly can to increase your knowledge about building, design and home repairs.
These videos were specifically made for wood fences and some of the problems you might have with them in the future. There's a lot of speculation about how wood fence posts should be placed in the ground and hopefully by the time you finish watching these videos you will have a better idea what you should or shouldn't do. Keep in mind that these are only my suggestions as I've spent over 30 years dealing with these types of home repair problems.