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More stories about Foundation

  • Soundings

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

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  • Foolproof Cure for Wet Basements

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

  • Retrofitting a Window Into a Block Foundation

    Q: I need to install a basement egress window in a concrete-block foundation wall. What kind of header should I use to support the eaves wall above the new window opening, and how should I install it?

  • Job Log: Adding a Walkout Basement

    Supporting this home's brick veneer while cutting through the concrete foundation required careful planning and good temporary support.

  • On Site With Form-A-Drain

    This modular plastic footing form doubles as a perimeter drain.

  • Products

    Holiday gift ideas; foundation waterproofing; pools & spas; mud management

  • Rescuing a Block Foundation

    Two foundation remediation specialists show how they use an engineered system of pin piles and wall ties to give new life to a failing foundation.

  • Insulating Basement Walls

    Q. I'm doing a basement remodel and am thinking of finishing the block foundation walls by painting the masonry with Drylok, then adhering 4-mil poly over that. Next, I plan to fur the walls with Z-studs, put 2 inches of foil-faced polyiso board between t

  • Heavy Lifting: A Housemover's Journal

    A Massachusetts building mover details the process of lifting a 1772 post-and-beam house completely intact, transporting it over land and water, and setting it to rest at its new home.