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Helpful Informational Links


Foundations on expansive soils

Foundation damage guide

Foundation repair guide

Single Ply Roofing Institute
Cedar Shakes and Shingles Bureau

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer's Association


Exterior cladding/veneer
Texas Lathing & Plastering Contractors (TLPC)
Exterior Design Institute (EIFS / Stucco)
Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products
No-Coat Structural Drywall Corners
Structural Insulated Panels
The Brick Industry Association
ACME Brick

Tyvek house wrap installation specifications

Walls & Window Manufacturers
Shear Max Panel
Hardy Frame (shear panels)
Pella Windows

Product manufacturers
Simpson Strong-Tie
James Hardie
Georgia Pacific
Louisiana Pacific



Visual Interpretation for stair building code

Wood deck

Wood deck construction code interpretation

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

News from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding Federal Pacific Panelboard 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute


Plumbing Web

Galvanized steel pipes

Facts from CDC about corrosion in metal piping

Natural Gas Suppliers Association
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Swimming Pools
National Swimming Pool Foundation
The Master Pools Guild

Septic Systems
Septic System Maintenance
Home Buyer's Guide to Septic Systems

Safety & Prevention

National Fire Sprinkler Association Homepage
NFPA Codes & Standards Server Home
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

Fireplace Manufacturer Links Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regulatory Agencies
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
Texas Department of Insurance
EPA's Indoor Air Quality Home Page
Occupational Safety and Health

Emergency Relief
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
American Red Cross
Association of State Floodplain Managers

Real Estate Media
Old House Web
Home and Garden TV
Bob Vila
Texas A&M Real Estate Center

Building Industry

Builder Online