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Other stories by David Bowyer

  • Profiting From Insurance Work

    Insurance repair jobs usually go to the lowest bidder. But when nature wreaks havoc, the rules change. An upscale remodeler tells how he learned to love insurance work.

  • Post-and-Pier Additions

    Not all single-story additions need concrete stemwall foundations. Here’s how one Midwest contractor builds post-and-pier foundations from concrete and treated wood.

  • Sealing & Painting Treated Wood

    Pressure-treated wood will warp, split, and weather unless you protect it with sealers and other finishes. Here’s how to select and apply them.