Lightweight Concrete and Aggregates

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Compacting Problem Soils

Improper soil compaction leads to a host of concrete failures, from cracked pavements and slabs to leaking basements and settling foundations. A concrete expert tells how to avoid these problems by identifying the soil type, using the proper amount of moisture during compaction, and choosing the right kind of compaction equipment. More

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For What It's Worth

New insulated concrete block, knock-down lumber rack for pickups, clips for patching holes in drywall, fix for squeaky floors More

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Eight-Penny News

Latex paint lasts longer than oil, feds add fiberglass to list of suspected carcinogens, how wall framing reduces R-value More

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"The Journal's pick of curious, interesting, and useful products" More

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Two-Car Garage Shop

With the right plan, you can create a good wood shop in a small space. A veteran cabinetmaker tells you how. More

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"The Journal's pick of curious, interesting, and useful products" More

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For What It's Worth

"The Journal's pick of curious, interesting, and useful products" More

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Floating Hardwood Floors

Longstrip floors, manufactured and prefinished in Europe, install quickly and can go over almost any level surface. An industry consultant explains how. More

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Special Issue Focus: Innovative Materials More

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Flashing the Tricky Spots

Plan your flashing joints ahead of time. Two expert roofers describe how—for six tough residential flashing problems. More

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