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More stories about Preservation

  • Interview Getting Into Insurance Work

    Insurance work may look like a gravy train of good-paying remodeling jobs, but there's a lot more to it. An adjuster-turned-restoration specialist explains the ropes.

  • Products

    Satellite-dish mounting platform; maintenance-free door frame; windows; heating products; historic restoration

  • Backfill: Down to the Sea in...a House?

    Moving a house by barge

  • Big Builder News Bits

    By Wendy Leibowitz. Los Angeles-based KB Home announced it had acquired Chicago-based Zale Homes for $33 million, including the assumption of debt. KB Home closed 21,778 homes in the United States in 2002, for gross revenues of a little more than $5 million.

  • In the News

    Fatal porch collapse highlights flimsy connections, self-draining housewrap, new wood preservatives raise corrosion questions

  • Backfill: Up-to-Date Roof

    Up-to-date roof

  • Q&A:Photo Documentation Tools

    Q. I'm involved in historic restoration and annually shoot a couple of hundred images. I'm looking for a simple (and inexpensive) software that will allow me to take the photos and do markups for comparison. What do you recommend?

  • Repairing a Stone Foundation

    A Colorado builder explains how he poured a new foundation well around the existing one to provide support and a smooth surface for waterproofing.

  • Q&A: Stripping Interior Paint From Carved Moldings

    Q: I need to remove several layers of interior paint from elaborate egg-and-dart moldings in a historic house. What is the most efficient way to proceed?

  • Q&A: Installing Wood Gutters

    Q: I will be installing a 40-ft. length of wood gutter on a historic house. Can you provide details for joining gutter sections, end capping, and installing the outlets?