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Other stories by Dennis Gehman

  • Preventing Handoff Errors

    Putting all the paperwork for a project in a single notebook ensures details don't get lost during the transition from sales to production

  • Slipping In a Structural Ridge

    Opening up this ranch's floor plan required removing the center bearing wall and installing a 30-foot ridge beam

  • Remodeling in Masonry

    Two projects illustrate how a methodical approach and careful details keep old walls from crumbling.

  • Rescuing a Spreading Roof

    A horizontal beam and steel tie rods resist rafter thrust with little disruption to the rest of the structure.