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  • Letters

    Piling Costs ~ Coastal Plans Source ~ Trade Knowledge

  • Soundings

    Building on Ledge - Erosion of Light-Commercial Property

  • Review: Strong, Safe, Foundations

    Faced with an unprecedented coastal reconstruction need post-Katrina, the mitigation arm of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released FEMA 550, Recommended Residential Construction for the Gulf Coast: Building on Strong and Safe Foundations. This must-have document for coastal building...

  • Low Country Rx: Wet Floodproofing

    Regardless of what the flood maps say today, the statistics show that flood zones will likely change during the service life of a home, making flooding an often inevitable consequence of coastal living. The answer, says building scientist Joseph Lstiburek, is to use drainable, dryable assemblies...

  • Soundings: Sealed Crawlspaces in Flood Zones

    Sealed Crawlspaces in Flood Zones

  • Building A Block Foundation

    Instead of subcontracting the work, invest in a few masonry tools and put your own crew to work building your basements.

  • Seismic Retrofit For Cripple Walls

    A good job addresses the building's weakest link - where the foundation attaches to the first floor.

  • Soundings

    Termite Defenses for Slab-on-Grade Foundations - Making Sense of Air Barriers

  • Design: Seaside Surge Solutions

    Seaside Surge Solutions

  • Foolproof Cure for Wet Basements

    Skip the exterior excavation and waterproofing -- an interior perimeter drainage system can work just as well.