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Other stories by Greg Casorso

  • Rebar Tips

    Steel reinforcing bar is essential for strong concrete. A foundation contractor explains the fine points of proper sizing, handling, and placement of rebar.

  • Foundation Replacement

    A foundation contractor describes the shoring techniques that make his replacement jobs safe and profitable.

  • Hillside Foundations Part Two

    Steep sites pose special problems for the foundation contractor. A San Francisco-based contractor discusses drainage, site safety, and pier drilling on “vertical” real estate.

  • Hillside Foundations Part One

    A West Coast foundation contractor tells how to read site plans, soils reports, and structural plans in bidding a complex steep-site foundation.