March 1988 Table of Contents

Building on Block

How to build strong, durable, and dry foundation walls with concrete block. Read more

Cold-Weather Concreting

Early freezing will result in weaker and less durable concrete. So in cold weather, follow these guidelines. Read more

Conference Report: NAHB 1988

Dallas extravaganza was in top form for 60,000. If you weren ’t among the multitude, here’s a small taste of what you missed. Read more

Failed Footings & Buckled Walls

Strange happenings below grade can ruin foundations: The only solution is to know your dirt. Read more

Keep It Simple: Foundations for Additions

Low-cost alternatives to full basements can serve you well on additions and small structures. Read more

Low Retaining Walls

To build long-lasting and good-looking retaining structures, you should start with a basic understanding of soil forces. Read more

Steep-Site Solutions

Hillsides demand more complex foundation design. But familiar materials and techniques usually work best. Read more


frost-free footings. Read more

Garage-Slab Thickness Garage-Slab Thickness

Garage-Slab Thickness Read more

For What It's Worth

"NEB's pick of curious, interesting and useful products." Read more

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