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Site Work and Foundations

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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

How to outsmart a rock

Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain
Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain

If your house is under assult from groundwater, make perforated pipe your first line of defense

An Energy-Smart Foundation in Two Days
An Energy-Smart Foundation in Two DaysOnline Membership Required

A compacted gravel footing is the only prep work required, and you don't have to wait for the weather

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

Build this simple foundation with basic tools and ingredients

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

Sealing a Crawlspace
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Sealing a CrawlspaceOnline Membership Required

Close the vents and let a heavy-duty vapor barrier keep moisture, mold and radon out of the living space

Q & A: Adding on to a stone foundation

The dirt sled
Tip: The dirt sled

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