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Making a Large Opening in a Narrow House

Builder Rob Corbo tackles a project requiring a two-story masonry opening to help... More

Are Deck Collapses a Thing of the Past in New Jersey?

Better codes have addressed the problem of unsafe decks, according to one press report. More

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New Jersey Sandy Aid Shows Up Inland, Away from Storm Zone

Two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, recovery policies are taking heat from critics. More

Jersey Flood Zone Rule Change Ruffles Feathers

State officials say their rewrite of flood zone rules makes life easier, but critics see a conflict with federal regulations. More

Trench Collapse Kills New Jersey Worker

A worker installing drain lines in a trench died in May when the earth caved in and buried him. More

FEMA To Ask Homeowners if they Want to Re-Open Sandy Flood Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, taking ownership of widespread claims adjustment problems in the National Flood Insurance Program, will offer to re-open any flood insurance claim stemming from Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey Congressman reports. More

Neglected Repair Job Leads to Rot in New Jersey Rebuilding Program

A contractor hired by the state to repair a flooded New Jersey house didn't prepare the building for winter. Now the damage is even worse. More

Lights Out, Nobody Home: in Atlantic City, it's Hard to Get Started

Florida developer Glenn Straub is betting he can make a go of Atlantic City’s failed Revel Casino Hotel. But first, he’ll have to get the power turned on. More

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Fire Protection for Light-Wood Framing

In the wake of the AvalonBay apartment fire in Edgewater, NJ, the wood industry... More

Texas Trial Lawyer Mostyn Changing the Game in Sandy Insurance Battle

An engineering firm is raided by prosecutors, an insurance company offers a full payout, and FEMA looks to settle more than a thousand cases as lawyers for homeowners start to play hardball in the Sandy flood insurance fight. And this might be just the beginning. More

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