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More stories about Sitework

  • Installing Stock Cabinets

    Turning a profit on a home-center cabinet job starts with the first site visit.

  • Excluding Work From a Contract

    Most residential construction disputes happen because the contractor and the homeowner have different expectations about how a job will be handled.

  • In the News

    Expanded AFCI requirements; trenching turns deadly in Southern California; nicad battery recall; more

  • A Master at Work

    Watching from a distance as Fred Sprinkle quickly set pilings with his excavator, I had the impression he was handling much smaller sticks of wood.

  • Laying a Flagstone Terrace

    For a smooth surface, cut the stones to fit and float them into place.

  • Island Project Overcomes Cost, Land-UseLimits

    ST. JOHN, U.S.VIRGIN ISLANDS. - Families who dreamed of owning a home close to work and school on this island were pretty much out of luck before Bellevue Village Apartments started leasing here in June 2006.

  • Fully Loaded

    Like most contractors, I seldom give much thought to how much stuff I lug around every day. That changed earlier this spring, when I decided to get all my tools and supplies in order.

  • Communicating With Customers Through the Web

    Most conflicts between a service business and its customers can be avoided with good communication.

  • Photography For Contractors

    Get publication-quality photos with a digital camera and expert lighting techniques.

  • A Carpenter's Home Is His Castle

    As a union carpenter, T.J. Baker works on large, complicated structures like baseball stadiums, computer-chip factories, and high-rise hotels. So what does he do in his spare time? The same thing most carpenters do: He remodels his house.