R. T. Buck Bartley

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Backfilling Basics

Backfilling is all too often the beginning of basement destruction. But the problems associated with improper backfilling can be avoided by taking a few simple precautions.The four key elements to backfilling are: Read more

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The First Steps in Building High-Quality Poured Wall Foundations

A basement wall is simply a retaining wall. But it won't work properly unless all the components are in place. Leave out some of the components or do the work poorly, and you've created a continuing source of aggravation for the homeowner and a series of headaches for the builder. A poured-wall contractor can help the builder avoid these headaches by using two skills: observation and communication. Read more

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