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More stories about Sitework

  • Restoring an Old Barn

    Carefully shoring the entire structure allowed it to be repaired one section at a time.

  • Fine Foambuilding

    After supplier quotes for the 1,000 ornamental balusters in a planned luxury home’s porch railings came in at $150 apiece, BOJ Construction of Boston decided to look elsewhere — namely in-house.

  • Yonder Underdome

    Underground dome home

  • Hidden Hatch

    Unwilling to sacrifice floor space to a standard stairwell in an already compact floor plan, architect Richard Morongell designed and built this custom hatch cover.

  • Replacing a Stone Foundation

    The trick was holding up the roof while leaving plenty of room to work.

  • Job-Site Grind

    Many builders talk about sustainability, but John Suppes has actually put his money where his mouth is by purchasing an $80,000 waste grinder.

  • Installing an Egress Window in an Existing Foundation

    With the right equipment, you can cut the opening and install the well in a day.

  • Next - A Snap-On Addition?

    Jigsaw-puzzle house

  • When the Customer Won't Pay

    Bad things happen in the construction industry when the economy gets rocky. Work is scarce, and it’s hard to get paid. I can’t help you with the work part — but I can tell you how to get paid.

  • Jimmy T Tools Stake Puller

    Pulling out steel-form stakes isn't anyone's idea of fun, but a neat tool promises to make the job a little easier.