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  • Waterproofing Basement Walls

    We survey the major types of foundation waterproofing, from spray-on to peel-and-stick membranes.

  • Retrofitting Basements

    Building restrictions in California are prompting homeowners who want more space to add on underneath the house. A concrete contractor tells how it's done.

  • Repairing a Stone Foundation

    A Colorado builder explains how he poured a new foundation well around the existing one to provide support and a smooth surface for waterproofing.

  • Asphalt Shingle Q&A

    A half-dozen industry experts provide answers you won't find printed on a bundle wrapper.

  • Building a Deck Over Living Space

    This contractor gets double duty from a flat roof using a carefully installed EPDM membrane and good flashing details.

  • Trade Talk: Understanding Mortar

    Making sure of mortar types

  • A Stone Veneer Foundation

    A durable job depends on using the right mortar, anchoring the stone to the concrete, and providing weep holes for water that penetrates the veneer.

  • Building Airtight Homes

    An experienced builder of energy-efficient homes explains the framing and air-sealing details necessary to build a tight, well-ventilated home.

  • Radon Vent Retrofit

    A radon remediation contractor shows how to install vent pipes beneath a slab to carry radon harmlessly to the outdoors — all for a reasonable cost.