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Blind-Side Waterproofing

How a hillside home's failing block foundation was reinforced by poured concrete... More

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Foam-Glass Aggregate

This lightweight gravel has an insulating value of R-1.7 per compacted inch. More

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Concrete Solutions

The absolute easiest slab-on-grade foundation to insulate is a stem wall ...... More

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Retrofitting a Lally Column

How to replace an old brick pier with a Lally column without cracking the beam or... More

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High-Performance Crawlspace Foundations

A concrete slab improves the performance of an unvented crawlspace, but you still... More

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Pouring a High-Performance Concrete Slab

How site preparation, insulation, vapor barrier, a proper mix, and curing all work... More

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Rebuilding a Flooded House

Post-Harvey, a builder sets his new home on a tall crawlspace More

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A Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation

Cold-climate alternative uses specialized insulated forms More

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Insulating Over a Structural Slab

Skip the sleepers and float the subfloor over the insulation. More

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