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Before adding new living space above an existing garage, make sure the footings can handle the load.
Use this layout technique to make radiused crown on site.
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Built with concrete rather than mortar and detailed to shed water, this chimney cap should outlast the chimney beneath it.
This modular plastic footing form doubles as a perimeter drain.
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