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More stories about Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA

  • Interview: Island Habitats

    Robert Van Cleef started Yankee Housewrights as a residential remodeling business in 1985 in Jamestown, Rhode Island. With a wealth of remodeling experience in his toolbox, Van Cleef tells us why certain new construction projects don't interest him and how preparing your business to handle two or...

  • Roof Ventilation for Coastal Homes

    Rhode Island builder Mike Guertin shares his strategies for beating leaks caused by wind-driven rain entering roof vents — and how to navigate building codes and shingle warranties in the process.

  • A Curved Porch on a Grand Scale

    A Rhode Island builder uses an I-joist layout grid to ensure accurate layout of the column piers for a complex porch.

  • Teach Classes & Win Customers

    A Rhode Island builder tells how teaching free classes in his community brings a stream of prequalified prospective clients.

  • Notebook

    International code finally a reality; housewrap performance; OSHA takes on repetitive stress; innovative temporary shelter

  • Installing Gable Roof Trusses

    On-the-ground layout and efficient use of a crane enable these Rhode Island builders to place, brace, and sheathe a truss roof in one day.

  • Shared Septic Systems

    High water tables and poor soils preclude the use of conventional sewage treatment methods on some new and existing house sites. One solution is a system that combines a sand filter and shallow drainage field designed for use by more than one household.

  • New England Update

  • New England Update

  • New England Update