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  • Framing the First-Floor Deck

    The work goes faster if you use a laser, install anchor straps instead of anchor bolts, and measure as little as possible.

  • Supporting Brick Veneer On Wood Framing

    When you can't support brick veneer on a masonry foundation, code allows you to use steel angles bolted to the framing - with strict limitations.

  • Block-Laying Basics

    Masonry techniques aren't hard to learn and can be valuable on small jobs

  • Q&A: Service-Entrance Cable Under a Garage

    Q: The proposed location for my client's new detached garage is right on top of a buried service-entrance cable. The electric meter is mounted on a pedestal about 100 feet from the house, and a conduit runs to the house through the area where the garage —

  • 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.