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Features

  • A Guide to Concrete Anchors

    Concrete anchors vary from fast and cheap nails to high-tech epoxy systems. Choosing the right fastener takes careful study.

     
  • Foundation Catastrophes: Causes & Cures

    Foundation failures expose builders to extensive liability. A company that mends other’s mistakes describes the problems they see and the repair process.

     
  • Geotextiles & Geocomposites

    Whether block or concrete, basements always seem to leak. Now contractors can use man-made “geo” products to prevent leaks, and insulate too.

     
  • Insulated Slabs: Details and Practices

    These new slab details were developed with insulation in mind, since in many cases conventional designs won’t do in cold climates.

     
  • Ordering Ready-Mix Concrete

    There’s more to buying concrete than specifying compressive strength. Understanding cement types admixures, and batch-plant basics will help you get the right mix for the job.

     
  • Starting Out Square and Level

    How to work with your transit and your excavation and foundation subs so your building gets off on the right foot.

     

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