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How a Below-Grade House Foundation Can Be a Harbinger of Problems
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How a Below-Grade House Foundation Can Be a Harbinger of Problems

Foundations should rise at least six inches above soil line; the higher the better. Read more

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Virginia Beach Contractor Charged with Construction Fraud Is Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Virginia Beach contractor for fraud after his victims said he hasn’t done the work promised. Read more

Four Unexpected Surprises in a Demolition
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Four Unexpected Surprises in a Demolition

Even the most well-seasoned remodeling pro can be surprised by what flaws turn up... Read more

Hail to the Chief: Which Presidential Candidate Is Better for Construction?
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Hail to the Chief: Which Presidential Candidate Is Better for Construction?

In a recent Construction Dive poll, 51% of those surveyed said that they think... Read more

Foolproof Guard Posts
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Foolproof Guard Posts

You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong... Read more

Plumbing Drain Cleanouts
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Plumbing Drain Cleanouts

Do you know the minimum size and clearances required? Read more

The Right Fasteners Are Key to Building a Safe Deck
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The Right Fasteners Are Key to Building a Safe Deck

Coarse-threaded screws have far greater holding power than nails. Read more

More Americans Could Be in Harm’s Way of Next Big Hurricane
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More Americans Could Be in Harm’s Way of Next Big Hurricane

When the next big one finally does hit, the damage could be monumental, scientists... Read more

Building a Deck on Grade
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Building a Deck on Grade

This completed deck may look simple, but as Jim Finlay explains, making it solid,... Read more

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Working With a Management Company: An Unbalanced Partnership

Michael Stone's latest column argues that working with facility and property management companies often leaves contractors with the short end of the stick. Read more

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