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More stories about Foundation

  • Super-Insulated Slab Foundations

    Compacted drainage stone and a thick layer of foam prevent frost damage and keep the heat inside the building.

  • Foundation for a Problem Site

    A carefully engineered foundation and alternative septic system add value to a bargain-priced lot.

  • Dry Wall

    Cosella-Dörken’s three-ply Delta Footing Barrier keeps groundwater out of walls by providing a waterproof break between a building’s footing and its foundation

  • Pop Quiz - Walter Moreau

    Walter Moreau is executive director of Foundation Communities, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Austin, Texas.

  • MacArthur Foundation Awards $6 Million toHousing Research

    he critical ways that housing matters to children, families, and communities will be explored in 13 separate research projects funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

  • Tree Roots and Foundation Cracks

    Can the roots of a tree actually dry out the soil beneath a foundation enough to cause the concrete to crack?

  • Framing a 16-Sided Addition

    Accuracy in laying out and building the foundation helped keep the rest of the job on track .

  • Attaching Deck Ledgers to I-Joist Cantilevers

    When I-joists are cantilevered over the foundation wall rather than directly supported at the sill plate, can a deck ledger be safely attached to the engineered rim joist?

  • Mudsills and Out-of-Level Foundations

    Recently we contracted to do a house with precast foundation walls that were set out of level - up to 3/4 inch over 30 feet, in some places. What's the best way to shim and air-seal the mudsill?

  • Replacing a Stone Foundation

    The trick was holding up the roof while leaving plenty of room to work.