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A Solid Deck Begins with Concrete Piers
A Solid Deck Begins with Concrete Piers

Build this simple foundation with basic tools and ingredients

Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock Wall
Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock WallOnline Membership Required

Rather than hiding a poured-concrete or block foundation with landscape plantings, show it off with stone veneer

Four Retaining Wall ChoicesOnline Membership Required

Hold back the earth with blocks, concrete, timbers, or stone. Here's how different systems stack up.

A Concrete-Paver Patio from the Bottom Up
A Concrete-Paver Patio from the Bottom Up

Accurate site work and a well-compacted stone base yield an outdoor room that's firm, flat, and attractive

A Fast Foundation for an AdditionOnline Membership Required

Thanks to interlocking foam forms, you can form, pour, and insulate any small foundation in a single day

Q & A: Retro footing

Q & A: Frost vs. pier foundation

Start with BatterboardsOnline Membership Required

Ensure a square, level building project from the get-go

Footing and Foundation in One PourOnline Membership Required

For small projects, you can save time and money if you form and pour everything at once

Big Boy Blocks
Big Boy Blocks

A commercial retaining wall system finds a niche in the residential market

Q & A: Hairline cracks in retaining wall

Q & A: Concrete porch floor

Mudsills: Where the Framing Meets the FoundationOnline Membership Required

Even if the foundation is not square or level, getting the mudsills right will get you back on track

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