Plaster is a popular construction component when making walls and ceilings. While plaster is not as common in home construction today (it has mostly been replaced by drywall), this could be due to the fact that plaster is not a fast-drying material. Plaster can take anywhere from two days to two weeks to completely dry. … Read More
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How Much Does a 20ft Shipping Container Weigh?
Shipping containers have many purposes today, but primarily, they are used to send products overseas. Both individuals utilize shipping containers for transport of both commercial and non-commercial goods. And, anyone that plans on shipping items using one will want to know how much a shipping container weighs as well as how much it can hold.… Read More
How Many Bags of Mulch Fit on a Pallet?
Anybody who has ever taken on a DIY project knows that transporting supplies from one location to another can be a challenge–especially if you’re doing the project by yourself. Mulch is a common purchase for both homeowners and contractors. Its weight and the large bags it comes in can make handling it difficult. One way… Read More
How Tall is a Normal House?: Inside & Outside
If five people were asked to picture a house in their mind and then describe it, chances are each imaginary house would be at least a little bit different from the others—maybe even vastly different. Since people come from different cultural backgrounds, geographic areas, and economic statuses, what’s considered a “normal” house varies depending on… Read More
How Long Does It Take for Primer to Dry?
Choosing to use a paint primer is a common base coat for many when starting a new painting project, no matter what the surface is that is being painted. A primer is versatile. Not only does it help bind the paint to the surface in which it is painted, but also has many other capabilities.… Read More
How Long Does It Take for Carpet to Dry?
Anybody whose living space includes carpet or rugs knows that keeping them clean can be a challenge, particularly if more than a quick vacuum is required. Washing a carpet may be necessary after a spill or if the carpet is in a high-traffic area frequented by children or pets. When you need carpet to be… Read More
How Much Space Do You Need for a Pool Table?
Having a pool table in a home offers hours of entertainment and fun, but it’s essential to make sure there’s enough space for the table (and its use) before you invest in one. But how much square feet do you need for a pool table? It may surprise you to learn that a pool table… Read More
What are the Advantages of the Metric System vs the Imperial System?
We measure things in a variety of ways. Early civilizations developed systems of weights and measurements based on what was available to them. Over time, standardization of measurements has become important as the global economy has evolved. The most classic example is the metric system. There are only three countries in the world that don’t… Read More
Polymeric Sand Vs Regular Sand for Pavers
Pavers are a popular choice to create walkways both in private homes and in public areas. Natural stone pavers and manmade alternatives give a beautiful appearance to pathways, patios, and gardens and come in an array of colors and sizes. One of the most common questions people have when they are installing new pavers is… Read More