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You can increase the value of your next remodeling project by including energy efficiency improvements. Learn how with Energy Efficiency Improvements for Remodeling Projects.

Site work is the placement of products, materials, utilities and accessories that go into the land around the house, or on the site that the house is built on. Natural filtration occurs when permeable pavement can be used for driveways or walkways, while xeriscapes offer a viable alternative for attractive exterior space planning without consuming dwindling water resources.

Design & Construction Guides [Back to Top]

Guides for designing and building various types of construction

Custom Home Construction Costs
Finishes for Wood Decks
Innovative Site Utility Installation
Low-Impact Development Design Strategies: An Integrated Design Approach
Paint, Stain, Varnish or Preservative? It’s Your Choice.
Permeable Pavement - ToolBase TechSpecs
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools
The Rehab Guide, Volume 9: Site Work
Xeriscaping - ToolBase TechSpecs
Questions & Answers [Back to Top]

Frequently asked questions, answered by home building professionals

There is a crack in the new concrete driveway we built. The width of the crack is less than 1/16-inch, but the length is across the driveway. Is this normal?
Where can I find information about cluster development and other development methods?

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Recommended Web resources for additional information