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More stories about Foundation

  • Seal Seams In Crawlspace Liners

    The crawlspace of a home was consistently wet — in spite of the 6-mil poly liner. Here's how a builder fixed it to assure long-term durability of the foundation and floor frame.

  • Replacing a Slab Foundation

    When the original builder flubs a foundation, someone else has to clean up the mess.

  • Extreme Temperature Formula Low-VOC Subfloor And Deck Construction Adhesive

    Liquid Nails’ new Extreme Temperature Formula low-VOC subfloor and deck construction adhesive can be gunned by hand at temperatures down to 22°F, and will stick to wet, frozen, and treated lumber readily and won’t dissolve foams and plastics.

  • Pop Quiz

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

  • 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?