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More stories about Sitework

  • Town Lattice Truss Bridge For A Bride

    Builder Ted Kellogg convinced his bride-to-be that a brand-new covered bridge over the rocky stream behind his farmhouse would make a perfect spot for their summer nuptials.

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    Vermontasaurus vs. The Zoning Board

  • Rocking Out in Waukesha

    Some years ago, Mogensen bought a nice lot in Waukesha, Wis. — a two-acre plot surrounded by town parks and conservation land, the last undeveloped free spot in the area. He planned to build himself a home there. But when he started to excavate, he hit rock 2 feet down. Lots of rock.

  • Blind-Side Waterproofing Membrane

    MiraPly self-adhering blind-side waterproofing can make a difficult job just a bit easier.

  • Plasma-Screen Windows

    Computer engineer and part-time carpenter Ryan Hoagland, has developed a system for configuring one or more high-definition plasma TVs as a remarkably convincing substitute for conventional windows.

  • Beachside Storage Shed

    Forget the 5,000-square-foot beach house just out of sight in the photos.

  • Trenchless Excavation

    In the hands of a skilled operator, a horizontal boring machine can solve tough drainage problems without damage to the landscaping.

  • Spiral Stair Rail from a Tube

    Spiral stair rail

  • A Brief History of Quonset Huts

    A hut for all seasons

  • Pop Quiz

    Walter Moreau is executive director of Foundation Communities, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Austin, Texas.