Connecticut

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Sandy Rebuilding Boosts a Modular Builder

When a house needs replacing on the insurance company dime, the speed and economy... More

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North of New York, the Water is Hot, Hot, Hot

Near the beach in the upscale bedroom communities of Connecticut, home construction is red hot — and teardowns are at the center of the action. More

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December 2014 Letters

House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high More

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Should Codes Require Wind Upgrades When Homes are Elevated?

A Connecticut news site wonders why flood-resistant provisions are required in some Connecticut coastal remodels, but wind-resistant improvements aren’t. More

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Ryobi A18MS01

In a recent JLC Tools & Equipment forum, several contributors, including Connecticut remodeler Phil Herzegovitch, said they liked Ryobi’s A18MS01 miter-saw stand. Herzegovitch has now been using two of these stands for more than five years. More

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Preservationists Try to Save Historic Coastal Connecticut House

A 1789 house in the historic district of Milford, Connecticut, faces the wrecking... More

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Nor’easter Bizzard’s Storm Surge Slams Coastal Homes

When the storm finally struck, even police were surprised at some locations by the... More

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"Weeding Out the Weak": Blizzard Poses Risk of Roof Collapses

Whether roofs fail depends on specifics of the weather — as well as on the special... More

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Hurricane Sandy: Aftermath

Along the battered Northeast coast, contractors assess the damage and get to work More

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Frost-Protected Shallow Garage Slab

Instead of excavating to below the frostline, insulate below the edge of the slab... More

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