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Fences & Retaining Walls

  • Lobo Products Bib Bob T-Post Driver/Puller

    Putting a temporary fence around your job site can mean pounding in a lot of T-posts.

     
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Gets Boost from HUD

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a $50 million effort to provide technical expertise to communities hit hard by foreclosures.

     
  • Is It Safe to Retrofit Exterior Foam Insulation?

    Q: I built a lot of homes in upstate New York in the 1980s using 2x6 studs, fiberglass batts, and a poly vapor retarder for the shell. Given the rising cost of heating and cooling, the owners are asking about energy upgrades to their walls. I'd like to suggest adding 1 or 2 inches of rigid foam on...

     
  • Rescuing a Manufactured-Stone Wall

    A properly flashed water-resistant drainage plane is essential when installing stone veneer over a wood-framed wall.

     
  • On the Job

    Tricky miter; giant jig for big ellipses; tree protection

     
  • Best Corner Framing

    Q: What's the best way to frame outside corners?

     
  • Dressing Up a Truss Roof

    Rafter tails and gable overhangs transform an otherwise plain-looking exterior.

     
  • Air-Sealing Attics In Existing Homes

    For best results, locate the heat loss with a blower door and an infrared camera.

     
  • Installing Cable Railing

    With a couple of specialty tools, you can offer this sleek look to your high-end customers.

     
  • Innovative Products 2007

    Our annual pick of products designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better.

     
 
 
 
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