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Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber
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Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber

Lumber yards are stocking treated wood with higher concentrations of preservatives... More

Saving a Hilltop Pool
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Saving a Hilltop Pool

This engineered solution includes a cantilevered concrete slab supported by pan... More

Pier Protection
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Pier Protection

Using contractor trash bags as drop cloths around footings makes cleanup fast and... More

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Review: Collomix Xo 4 Portable Power Mixer
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Review: Collomix Xo 4 Portable Power Mixer

The Collomix Xo 4 is a heavy-duty low-speed drill that can be used to mix up... More

Down on the Boardwalk
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Down on the Boardwalk

This public boardwalk was built over wetlands, so it required heavy-duty framing... More

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A Cheap Home-Made Pile Driver A Cheap Home-Made Pile Driver

Given the low cost of labor and the high cost of machinery in developing countries it’s hard to believe these are the only guys who drive piles this way. More

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Concrete Advice

Sometimes the extra cost of equipment pays for itself in time saved and better results More

Weight of Concrete Footings
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Weight of Concrete Footings

Prescriptive foundation sizing guidelines are based on bearing area and don’t... More

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More Details on Sizing Footings

Loren Ross of the AWC corrects a span error in Mike Guertin's "Better Deck Piers" article (Feb/March 2015), and addresses changes to footing- and beam-span sizing tables in the DCA6 More

Square Cuts on Round Footing Forms
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Square Cuts on Round Footing Forms

Tips and techniques for making accurate cuts on cardboard tube forms used for... More

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