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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.


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Three Common Issues With Old Doors And How To Fix Them

by Edwin Johnston

Doors chosen well last a long time. However, that does not mean that they will not need any repairs along the way. The most common repairs often have nothing to do with the actual door. Here are those issues and how to fix them. 

Hinges That Do Not Stay Screwed in Place

​You are going along, doing what you do every day, when you open that door and it suddenly goes cockeyed on you. Upon closer inspection, you find that the screws in one or more of the hinges just came straight out. When you try to put the screws back in, they just fall right back out. Weird, yes, but this is a door repair situation can definitely handle.

Check the diameter of the screw and the diameter of the holes in the hinges. Then go buy bigger, longer screws. You may need someone to hold the door for you while you use a drill to power drive these longer screws through the door frame and into the wall. Otherwise, remove the door from the hinges until you have installed the new screws. Then reattach the door to its hinges.

If the screws are having a hard time staying screwed, use drywall anchors and screws. Drywall anchors will need to be installed into pre-drilled holes that a are a little wider than the screws you bought. However, when the screws are drilled through the holes in the hinge plates and into the drywall anchors, the anchors bunch up inside the wall, and there is no way the screws will ever come out again.

They Stick

​Sticking shut is the result of warping. This usually occurs when the door frame itself is wood. You will see it a lot in much older homes where the modern door is hung in the old door frame. Righting the door frame and making it square is a little more advanced in terms of door repair. If you are not sure you can DIY this, hire a company like Crawford Door Sales Of Nevada Ltd for the job.

​Cannot Turn the Knob

This particular issue is the result of installing the faceplate for the door handle in just slightly the wrong spot. The handle does not turn to release the catch because the catch is grinding against the faceplate on either the upper or lower opening where the catch enters the hole in the faceplate. Moving the faceplate up or down a couple millimeters makes all the difference.