JLC Field Guide: Sitework

Understanding soils, drainage, and subsurface materials is essential to completing quality sitework.

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Sitework Featured Articles

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Smarter Site Work with Geosynthetics

These tough plastic fabrics and grids take some of the uncertainty out of drainage... More

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Muddy Waters

Few dispute that construction-site erosion poses a significant problem. Muddy... More

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Placing a Puddle-Proof Driveway

Pervious concrete solves drainage and runoff issues. More

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Site Work: Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction

Excavation contractor George Bothelho takes us from a tiny ramshackle cottage on... More

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Building Stem Wall Foundations - Part II

Continuous steel reinforcement ties the poured concrete walls to the footings More

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Sitework Instruction

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Cripple-Wall Failure

Tens of thousands of wood-framed houses in the Bay Area were built on short... More

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Replacing a Patio's Brick Border

For best results, use the right kind of brick and the appropriate type of mortar. More

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Pervious-Concrete Benefits

Using pervious concrete on a driveway can reduce runoff and meet many stormwater-management requirements. But does it need maintenance to keep functioning? More

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Helical Pile Foundations

Contractors weigh in on the advantages of helical piles over concrete tubes,in... More

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Frost Protection for an Existing Foundation

I recently did a remodeling project that involved replacing a three-season sunroom... More

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