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Insulating a slab on grade Insulating a slab on grade

What’s the best way to insulate a slab-on-grade foundation?

Sizing Deck Footings
Sizing Deck FootingsOnline Membership Required

Don’t guess at your deck footings. Dig in and figure it out.

How to Save an Old House
How to Save an Old HouseOnline Membership Required

A historic Cape gets a dry basement and an insulation upgrade without losing its traditional character

Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Wind-Resistant Framing TechniquesOnline Membership Required

Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm

Deck Footings Done Right
Deck Footings Done Right

They're no fun to dig, but that's no excuse for digging them wrong

Another Way to Build a Shear Wall
Q & A: Another Way to Build a Shear Wall

Protect Your Home With a Basic Seismic Retrofit
Protect Your Home With a Basic Seismic RetrofitOnline Membership Required

Strengthening a home in earthquake country means anchoring it to its foundation and adding site-built shear walls

Contractor’s Guide: Retrofitting a Foundation
Contractor’s Guide: Retrofitting a FoundationOnline Membership Required

Lift the house safely with massive beams, and get the proper subs involved to ensure the new foundation will last

Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations
Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations

These energy smart details will help you build a tight house with a warm floor

Concrete Reinforcement
Concrete ReinforcementOnline Membership Required

What's the Difference: Rebar vs. welded-wire mesh

Alternative to anchor bolts
Alternative to anchor boltsOnline Membership Required

Titen HD screw anchor by Simpson Strong-Tie

How Great Houses Take ShapeOnline Membership Required

An architect explains how to use the six principles of massing to shape a distinctive small home

A Better Home Right Now
A Better Home Right Now

This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance

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