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July 25, 2016
One final check that the foundation is spaced far enough away from side yard setbacks before framing begins
July 22, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor-in-chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about outdoor showers, efflorescence, attic insulation, and window replacement. Resources and…
July 15, 2016
Extra thick EPS walls on the ICFs mean the mudsill stock must be wider than usual
July 12, 2016
All hands on deck and a cool cloudy day make for a successful pour
Insulating Concrete Forms - High R-Value amd easy to set up with a few custom details to avoid blow-outs
July 8, 2016
Radon is a serious and under-appreciated issue. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoking. As an odorless and colorless gas, there is no way to know…
July 6, 2016
Due to the slope of the lot and site work that took place before Guertin purchased it, he only had to dig down 18 in. for the conventionally formed footings.…
July 5, 2016
The earth inside the footings got a final grading, compacting and layer of crushed stone.
July 4, 2016
Applying a waterproof coating to the top of the footing should block groundwater from wicking into the foundation walls - thereby keeping the basement drier
July 1, 2016
The sub-slab perforated pipe and layer of crushed stone will help drain away groundwater and provide an exit pathway for radon gas
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