If your lackluster backyard inspires visions of what could be, it’s likely that the projects dancing in your head will involve bricklaying. Fire pits, raised-bed gardens, retaining walls and pet pens all require brick walls, and services from contractors don’t come cheap. Teaching yourself some basic masonry can save you bricks of money. [More]
Want to build the home of your dreams and can’t find enough land for it? Try moving to Tampa. The area has 27,923 building lots, enough to keep homebuilders busy for nine years. That’s assuming anyone actually wants to build something, of course. [More]
Homeowners in Florida have been complaining that Chinese-made drywall has been stinking up their homes and corroding their wiring — and now that EPA has released a report that finds that indeed, there is something rotten smelling in the drywall. Sulfur.