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Coastal Connection follows along as a Maine design/build firm starts a bottom-up makeover on a vintage island house.
Enclosing an old porch adds much-needed floor space.
These first time exhibitors are bringing some exciting products to the show floor.
Modular units stack together to accommodate a wide range of window depths.
Contractor education requirements, bolts for attaching sills to foundations, energy-saving tips, sprinkler mandate
JLC visits the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain to see how Placetailor architect-builders and their crew build an insulated stemwall and slab foundation using ICFs on a tight urban lot.
The Diamond Pier system consists of a precast concrete head, which you install at the ground surface, and steel bearing pins that you drive through the head into the ground.
This stand-off base keeps the post the code-required 1 inch above the concrete, and can be cast in place or anchored to an existing slab.
This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes techniques for framing the first-floor deck.
There are two good sources for designing frost-protected shallow foundations (FPSFs).
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