Foundation

Foundation Waterproofing
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Waterproofing Foundations

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

Pier-and-Beam Foundations
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Pier-and-Beam Foundations

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

Leaky Basement Windows
Detailing a Sub-Slab Vapor Barrier
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Frost Depth for Footings
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Practical Termite Protection Practical Termite Protection

Matt Risinger explains a practical and effective way to deter termites. More

Island Custom Home: Air Barrier for a Floor Transition
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Island Custom Home: Air Barrier for a Floor Transition

Mark Pollard works on floor system air barrier details for a house with a half... More

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Foundation on Piles Foundation on Piles

Matt Risinger is beginning construction on a beautiful new home smack on the shores of Lake Austin. For this home, his company needs to construct a foundation using steel piles, which extend about 50 feet through soupy soil to rest firmly on bedrock. For more from Matt, see his blog and his YouTube channel. More

A Basement Floor Without Concrete
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A Basement Floor Without Concrete

With the right prep work, a double layer of OSB might be better than a slab More

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