Building a Foundation Designed for a Wet Site
A grade beam footing supported by 59 helical piers allows this concrete foundation...
How a hillside home's failing block foundation was reinforced by poured concrete...
Effective Foundation Waterproofing
Neither complicated nor expensive, Jake Bruton's system works extremely well to...
A Basement Floor Without Concrete
With the right prep work, a double layer of OSB might be better than a slab
A Case Study in Foundation Waterproofing Failure
The house wasn't even done and already the basement had become a wet mess.
Lowering a Basement Floor
Gaining an extra foot or two of headroom in a basement isn’t easy, but it can...
Waterproofing Basement Walls
We survey the major types of foundation waterproofing, from spray-on to peel-and-stick membranes.
Building restrictions in California are prompting homeowners who want more space...
Tips for Crack-Free Concrete Slabs
For a high-quality slab, prepping the base and proper layout of control joints are...
Casting Concrete Countertops
Use this shop-fabricated approach to concrete countertops to improve quality and cut installation time from days to hours.