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
December 20, 2006
A great wall system that masons love to hate
November 10, 2006
I have saved a lot of money and headaches on a variety of new houses with this very simple technique: When I get bids for the foundation work, I insist…
May 1, 2005
Q: I have an old house that’s been added on to many times. There are several basement areas, all with slab floors of different elevations. I am breaking up the basement…
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