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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.

  • Foundation Returns to Green Basics

    AUSTIN, TEXAS—Contractors for Foundation Communities are getting out their caulking guns— the nonprofit plans to make 1,800 of the affordable apartments it owns and manages more energy efficient.

  • 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.