18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.
Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia
An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.
A smooth slab begins with a lump of mud and a straight 2x5
A fast and inexpensive way to patch stucco walls. Put this in your bag of tricks.
The old-fashioned mathematical formula way and the shortcut way.
Repointing protects against water intrusion
26,000 pounds of granite cut with a 2-pound hammer in 1 hour, condensed into a 7-minute video
Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?
A trowel-applied leveling compound that sticks to most substrates
In short, mortar is a mixture of some or all of the following materials: Portland cement, sand, lime clay, and more modern additives.
Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves
Sakrete Fast Set Cement Patcher is the ideal product for the rapid repair of irregular cracks in a concrete slab.
Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists
A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers
Tying into an existing driveway involves digging, spec-ing, sloping, pouring, and brooming.
Begin straight and level for a wall that will be plumb and square
A solid workhorse that sucks better than many other HEPA vacs at a great price point
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 4, 5, and 6
It's all about the sand. and eye protection.