Category: Foundation & Framing

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Here's When to Worry About a Foundation Crack

Here's When to Worry About a Foundation Crack

Repairing a foundation crack can be a DIY job as long as the crack doesn't threaten structural integrity. Learn when and how to fix it yourself here.

 Radio: Surveying Your Soil

Radio: Surveying Your Soil

Before you build, make it a point to study the soil on site. Different mixtures of sand, gravel, silt and clay affect house foundations in different ways.

All You Need to Know About Types of Insulation

All You Need to Know About Types of Insulation

Use this guide to determine the type of insulation that's right for you, creating a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.

3 Fixes for Cracked Concrete

3 Fixes for Cracked Concrete

Have an unsightly fissure on your driveway, stairs, or foundation? Use these three simple but vital techniques to repair cracked concrete!

The Easy Way to Waterproof Masonry Surfaces

The Easy Way to Waterproof Masonry Surfaces

For brick, stone, and concrete surfaces, moisture can be damaging over time. Fortunately, you can use masonry waterproofer to protect your home from the incursion of rain or groundwater. Here's how.

 Radio: The Best Screws for a Strong Hold

Radio: The Best Screws for a Strong Hold

Get to know structural screws: They're the quicker, easier fastener alternative in heavy-duty applications that don't require lag bolts.