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Walter Moreau is executive director of Foundation Communities, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Austin, Texas.
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.
Can the roots of a tree actually dry out the soil beneath a foundation enough to cause the concrete to crack?
Accuracy in laying out and building the foundation helped keep the rest of the job on track .
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?
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?
The trick was holding up the roof while leaving plenty of room to work.
AUSTIN, TEXAS—Contractors for Foundation Communities are getting out their caulking guns— the nonprofit plans to make 1,800 of the affordable apartments it owns and manages more energy efficient.
With the right equipment, you can cut the opening and install the well in a day.
If your crew has the skill and you own the right equipment, it may make sense to lay your own masonry foundations.
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