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  • Accessibility on a Shoe String

    A builder demonstrates how to improve handicapped access to an ordinary home without spending a fortune or compromising the design.

     
  • Curing Concrete

    Contractors often have to pour concrete in less than ideal weather. An engineer tells you how to ensure good results even under poor conditions.

     
  • Detail: A Barrel-Vault Ceiling

    How to build a nonstructural vault using stock materials and simple techniques.

     
  • Follow-Up Visits Win Referrals

    A remodeling contractor describes the follow-up service program he uses to keep customers happy and keep referrals coming in.

     
  • Hillside Foundations Part One

    A West Coast foundation contractor tells how to read site plans, soils reports, and structural plans in bidding a complex steep-site foundation.

     
  • Schools For Contractors

    To sharpen your business skills, a variety of educational programs are available. Here’s how to select the right one for you.

     

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