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Foundation Planning

Prepare for your next foundation project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.

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Buying an Old House? Check for These Costly Repairs

Real estate agent and renovation coach Bruce Irving offers tips for sensing what might be amiss—and costly to fix when buying an old home.

How to Install a Mudsill

Norm teaches our apprentices Carly and Erick the basics of mudsill installation at our Brookline project

How to Retrofit a Home for an Earthquake

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor travels to Portland, Oregon to learn how to protect homes from earthquakes.

Why Are These Foundations Crumbling?

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough investigates a strange issue happening to foundations in the Northeast

House Framing 101

Tom Silva's best practices for building a strong and solid house frame.

All About Strong House Foundations

Get the facts and learn what it takes to build a long lasting foundation for your house.