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I can answer any construction related question in regards to carpentry, concrete, drywall, masonry, structural elements of any type of building, residential or commercial. Interior or exterior.

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Custom Commercial and residential buildings. Churches, theaters, schools and auditoriums. Most recently I am working with the Catholic Church on several design build committees. I have a website related to scheduling and project supervision. Although my expertise is more related to multimillion dollar commercial, educational and theatrical projects my generous credentials in residential and remodelling construction make me a viable source of information regarding all forms of building questions.

What do you like about this subject?

Building has been my life from the time my father bought me my first Erector Set and had me mixing concrete for his additions and projects at age 8. I get to live a childs dream world fantasy of bulldozers , cranes, big trucks, in real life! And make a good living at it. How great is that?

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

This is an everchanging landscape of technology and advancement which requires constant attention to new techniques and materials as they come on the market. However, fundemental procedures and practices that date back centuries are still at the core of the building industry. So drawing on knowledge from the past is also essential.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Building is the art of taking a two dimensional drawing and transforming it into three dimensional reality. By envisioning a building through multi dimensional eyes, conflicts and problems can be kept to a minimum.

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Recent Answers from Bruce E. Johnson

2016-10-17 Sole plate:

Hi again Tom, depending on how the sole plate is attached could pose a minor problem.  You have a couple options.  If the sole plate is attached to anchor bolts in the slab or stem wall you can slip a

2016-10-08 Exterior garage wall:

Hi Tom, it depends a lot on your siding.  Most subsheathing is plywood and breaks on the studs every four feet.  Yes you can sister alongside with a new stud but you may need to (after the new studs are

2016-09-05 OSB under siding / Adding stone veneer:

Hi again Gary, sorry about the mix up on the siding type.  But that's a good thing! Fewer entry points for moisture on lap siding.  If it is a ship lap that is even better or is it beveled lap siding?

2016-09-05 OSB under siding / Adding stone veneer:

Hi Gary, house wraps weren't as common in the 90's as they are today.  Back then it was standard practice to use felt paper as a barrier under shake and shingle siding.  Usually it was a 16" wide strip

2016-05-28 Failing Bricks:

Hi Reagan, it looks like there might be some water getting into that area which can over time cause the bricks to deteriorate.  The way the face of the bricks are shearing off, there might be some compression


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