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Q & A: Can a propane tank be buried?

Locate Underground Pipes
Video: Locate Underground PipesOnline Membership Required

Searching for underground pipes doesn't have to be expensive, all you need is a couple of cheap materials

Start with BatterboardsOnline Membership Required

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

Working With RebarOnline Membership Required

The bones beneath concrete's muscle, rebar has to be cut, bent and tied properly to do its job

Building a House of Insulated Concrete BlockOnline Membership Required

Dry-laid walls reinforced with steel and filled with concrete make a weathertight, bugproof house

Powder-Actuated ToolsOnline Membership Required

Available as single-shot, semiautomatic or full automatic, these low-velocity tools are the ones carpenters choose when driving fasteners into concrete or steel

Forming and Pouring Footings
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Forming and Pouring FootingsOnline Membership Required

Fill up a trench with concrete -- what's to know? If a house is going to stand on those little sidewalks, they'd better be straight, level and correctly placed.

When Block Foundations Go BadOnline Membership Required

Steel bracing and improved drainage give new life to cracked and wet walls

Tip: Working in the mud

Details for a Dry Foundation
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Details for a Dry Foundation

Think of the ground around the house as the roof that keeps the foundation dry

Q & A: Underpinning a foundation

Deep FoundationsOnline Membership Required

Using driven piles and grade beams to build on soft ground

Cracked FoundationsOnline Membership Required

Prevention is easier than repair

Concrete and Masonry FastenersOnline Membership Required

A survey of anchors reveals some surprising alternatives to lead and plastic

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