Structure & Durability

Not Your Run-of-The-Mill Model ParkNot Your Run-of-The-Mill Model Park

Wall Street Journal contributor Art Patnaude reports on the art and... Read more

Nobody to Blame, But Everybody's FaultNobody to Blame, But Everybody's Fault

Los Angeles Times staffer Rosanna Xia interviews Watt Communities president Howard... Read more

Durability ClinicDurability Clinic

Houzz correspondent Joanna Tovia reports that designers--BG Architecture--of this... Read more

20 Chic Homes Made Of Mud20 Chic Homes Made Of Mud

Fast Company contributor Mark Wilson explores ways to rebrand a negative stigma... Read more

Raise the Roof and Seal the Deal Raise the Roof and Seal the Deal

For energy-smart homes that draw more buyers, build a higher roof truss Read more

Stormwater Management Made Easy Stormwater Management Made Easy

It's probably not the most fun part of your job, but with stricter environmental codes, it's increasingly important. Before you start to build, you've got to have a strategy in place. Read more

Cure for a Settling Slab Cure for a Settling Slab

Any good flatwork contractor knows that a concrete slab is not self-supporting. That’s why he’ll prepare the ground first by placing 6-inch lifts of well-compacted gravel; otherwise the slab could settle and crack. Read more

A Front-Loaded Garage Needn’t Be So Large A Front-Loaded Garage Needn’t  Be So Large

With respect to great flow and room design, elevations are why homes sell. More than a pretty face, curb appeal is your first chance to engage the buyer’s imagination. No matter how well your floor plan lives, they’ll never see it if you don’t get them to walk through the door. Read more

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