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Excavation contractor George Bothelho takes us from a tiny ramshackle cottage on an overgrown lot to a roughed-in site that’s ready for the framers.
With a thick, three-dimensional plastic mesh made from recycled plastic water bottles as their structural base, these artificial islands can be up to an acre in size.
Does the moisture content of the soil in a footing hole affect how bagged concrete cures?
This unique newel and railing system was custom built on site from stock parts.
This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes techniques for framing the first-floor deck.
A $1.8 million waterfront house built on the wrong lot must be removed
When a compromised island setting requires moving not one, but four, massive structures, the logistical challenges are daunting and the process is nothing short of impressive.
When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.
If you work with employees or subs, you need to be clear about what, exactly, the project entails and when it's expected to be completed. Everyone needs to understand. This job start package lays it all out.
Best practices for insulating a foundation.
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