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Designing Concrete Basement Walls

An engineer explains how wall thickness, rebar, and proper drainage all affect the ability of poured concrete foundation walls to resist lateral soil pressure. Read more

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Concrete Basics Concrete Basics

Concrete seems about as straightforward and rugged as any material on site. But the fact is, if you make certain common mistakes during placement, you can end up with a weak finished product. Here are some essential guidelines that will guarantee good work. Read more

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Foundation Drainage Foundation Drainage

A concrete contractor and consultant explains how proper finish grading and footing drain details keep surface runoff and underground water away from the foundation. Read more

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Q&A: Supporting a New Slab Next to Existing Foundation Q&A: Supporting a New Slab Next to Existing Foundation

Q: What’s the best way to support a new garage slab next to an existing foundation wall? Read more

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