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July 17, 2017
Details on prepping and pouring the slab.
July 7, 2017
Insulation is critical, but a continuous air barrier is just as important.
June 28, 2017
A few hundred dollars of prevention can save future headaches.
November 4, 2016
In this podcast episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor in chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about trusses, windows, decking, and foundations.
September 9, 2016
Screened tailings fill most of the volume of the garage foundation and minimize the amount of compacting we have to do
April 1, 2007
A reliable and back-friendly approach to a common chore
March 1, 2007
Q: I have a house with a block foundation. On wet days, water leaks through the blocks in the corners and on some of the walls. I don’t know what the…
Q: Our house is on a slab, and we’re planning an addition that also will have a slab foundation. We had to repair some cracks in the old slab. Is there…
A compacted gravel footing is the only prep work required, and you don't have to wait for the weather
A simple wheelbarrow, a stiff rake, and a reliable process transform the task of mixing concrete from backbreaker to no-brainer
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