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  • Building on Block

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

     
  • Cold-Weather Concreting

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

     
  • 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.

     
  • Failed Footings & Buckled Walls

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

     
  • Keep It Simple: Foundations for Additions

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

     
  • Low Retaining Walls

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

     
  • Steep-Site Solutions

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

     

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