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  • Helical Pier Foundations for Problem Sites

    Where space is tight or soils are unstable, building on helical piers can save time and money. A Colorado remodeler who specializes in room additions explains.

  • In the News

    Western water shortages, Weyerhaeuser antitrust suit, cold-weather concrete pours, scheduling part-time office help, California condo comeback, mor

  • Trouble-Free Foundations for Expansive Soils

    When the soil moves, your foundation had better not. A Colorado builder shares his approach for building on difficult soils.

  • Repairing a Stone Foundation

    A Colorado builder explains how he poured a new foundation well around the existing one to provide support and a smooth surface for waterproofing.

  • Q&A: Insulating Above a Plank Cathedral Ceiling

    Q: What’s the best way to insulate over an exposed 2x6 tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling on a log house in Colorado? Some have suggested using SIPs, but others have advised that, because this particular roof is cut up with valleys and dormers, I would lose the labor savings associated with SIPs...

  • Letters

    Quality insulation, fire blocking, I-joist software, more

  • Backfill: Sucking Up Prairie Dogs

    Wanted: new homes for prairie dogs

  • Green Building For Profit

    These builders switched from commercial construction to environmentally responsible residential building — and they’ve learned how to make money at it.

  • Making the Most of Skylights

    By letting in daylight, skylights can enhance a room and even save energy in some cases. Here are some tips for making your installations look great.

  • Notebook

    Preparing for a future economic slump; houses collapse in Philadelphia; heat kills; certified green trusses; hiding garage doors; use renewable energy in Colorado or pay the price; more