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Laying Out Deck Footings Laying Out Deck Footings Online Membership Required

A fast and accurate way to get the holes in the right spots

Replacing a Basement Window
Video: Replacing a Basement Window

Say goodbye to your old, corroded, cast-in-place basement window and hello to a new, more efficient unit

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

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