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State-of-the-Art Foundation Waterproofing

In a recent episode of The Build Show, Matt Risinger takes us to a river-side project in Texas where fellow-builder Brian Long is building an incredible house designed by architect Jim LaRue. It's the kind of project where the last thing you can afford (or the first thing you can't afford, rather) is a wet basement. It's a great lesson in how to approach foundation drainage and waterproofing for any demanding site.For more of Matt's video, including more from this job site, be sure to check out Matt's Youtube channel. More

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A Shotcrete Retaining Wall

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Avoiding the Most Common Construction Defects

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DUC Undercut Anchors Installation Guide

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Waterproofing Foundations

Matt Risinger describes three key principles for keeping water out of the foundation More

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Pier-and-Beam Foundations

For problem soils, there’s no better foundation type, but you better get the... More

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