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  • Q&A: Reinforcing a Slab Over Disturbed Soil

    Q. I need to pour a thickened-edge slab foundation for a two-story garage apartment across a recently dug 2-foot-wide utility trench. The backfill over the trench has subsided, and I'm concerned that the foundation may sag and crack at that point. Can I add rebar to the slab to span this area, or...

  • Q&A: Rebar in Sonotubes

    Q: To support a beam for a residential deck, does a Sonotube pier need any rebar?

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  • Tying In a New Foundation

    A builder describes his proven method for adding a full-height basement to a crawlspace foundation.

  • Toolbox: Steel-Cutting Circ Saw Blade

    Steel-cutting circ saw blade

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  • Q&A: Rust on Rebar

    Q: Our rebar was delivered to the site before excavation for a stemwall foundation began. After sitting in the weather, it’s gotten quite rusty. Is this a problem?

  • Building Above Grade With ICFs

    From planning and layout to applying the finishes, a North Carolina general contractor describes the process of building his first house using insulated concrete forms.

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  • Pinning to Ledge

    When it comes to footings, it’s hard to beat solid granite ledge. But when the rock is irregular or sloped, proper anchoring is crucial. A custom builder explains the tools, materials, and techniques he used to drill, pin, and brace a stem-wall foundation formed directly to a large stone...