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I have a question. I have a 50 year old single story home in
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I have a question. I have a 50 year old single story home in
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I have a 4x6 post in the center of a split level garage,
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I have an 18 garage opening with a floor and roof above (1
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I purchase a 70' x 30' commercial building. Constructed of
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I have a basement with concrete foundation walls. They were
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