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What to Look For When Shopping For Salvaged Materials (page 3 of 10)

Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Structural Materials

Example Items: Bricks, natural stone, beams, joists

Condition and grade of stone or bricks is important—are there enough and are they suitable for your needs? Wooden items must be checked for condition, such as rot or insect infestation.

Structural Materials Found in Reclamation Yards

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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