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A few weeks ago a visitor to my AsktheBuilder.com wanted to know about brick foundations. Karen has an ambitious desire to build a small 900-square-foot house by herself. She is well aware of her physical limitations and asked me if it was possible for her to construct the foundation using standard brick. She had tried to lift an 8x8x16-inch concrete block and discovered those were too heavy. She feels she could handle brick. Karen asked me what she needs to know to build a strong brick foundation.

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Palo Alto, California native Lily Zhang was once the youngest Olympic table tennis athlete. Now, she is a veteran of the sport heading to her …

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U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team member Ben Stevenson almost gave up on the sport. He was tall, fast and athletic, but he didn't like swimmi…

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