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  • New Deck Footings Near an Old Foundation

    Q. Plans for a freestanding deck call for new piers about 2 feet from the house foundation. Is it necessary to dig down to the bottom of the house's footing to reach undisturbed soil, or would the dirt around the foundation of a 60-year-old house be compacted enough to be con sidered undisturbed -...

  • Removing Rocks Without Blasting

    Q: We're building a home on a site with difficult access, and we need to remove a lot of boulders without using heavy equipment. Is there a way to break the boulders into smaller chunks without having to deal with dynamite and the associated permitting?

  • Buying a Compact Excavator

    Ownership can reduce your dependence on subs and create new sources of revenue, but be sure to consider all the costs.

  • New Tools for 2002

    From the aisles of the National Hardware Show, these pro-duty tools may answer the needs of your production team.

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    Rebar chairs, laminated glass, high-performance paint stripper, spaceage carpenter pen, mini skid steer loader, more

  • Toolbox: A Tool List for Employees

    Tools you want your employees to own

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    Ergonomic file handle, LED flashlight, super ceiling fan, more

  • Toolbox: Heavy Hitters: 40-Pound Demolition Hammers

    40-pound demolition hammers

  • Cordless Recip Saws

    JLC ’s We ran a group of eight cordless reciprocating saws through some tough testing — and generally liked what we found: more power and longer run-times than expected.

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    Recycled underlayment; guard against tannin bleeding; stronger lattice; composite fencing; jamb extensions; more