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  • New Tools & Materials for '99

    Every year, we keep our eyes peeled for products that solve common job-site problems in a unique or inventive way. This year's collection has something for every phase of construction.

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  • Notebook

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  • Resources

    K&B installation guide from NKBA, accessible building primer, masonry construction manual

  • Letters

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  • Building Above Grade With ICFs

    From planning and layout to applying the finishes, a North Carolina general contractor describes the process of building his first house using insulated concrete forms.

  • Structural Slabs With Foam Forms

    For builders using insulated concrete forms, attaching a wood floor system is the hardest part of the job. A structural slab, by contrast, is easy to install, has excellent resistance to fire and sound transmission, and works well with radiant floor heating. Here’s a step-by-step look at both steel...

  • Pressure-Treated Foundation Repair

    With cold weather setting in, this upstate New York remodeler decided to use a pressure-treated wood foundation to replace a crumbling cement-block wall in a hillside garage.

  • Pinning to Ledge

    When it comes to footings, it’s hard to beat solid granite ledge. But when the rock is irregular or sloped, proper anchoring is crucial. A custom builder explains the tools, materials, and techniques he used to drill, pin, and brace a stem-wall foundation formed directly to a large stone...

  • Simple Layout for Hillside Foundations

    Laying out forms on a steep site doesn’t have to be complicated. An experienced foundation contractor shows how he makes time on complex hillside forming jobs.