Concrete & Masonry

Stone Masonry Master Craftsmen in Sydney, Australia

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Stone masonry is the art of preparing a rock to take its seat within a portion of a structure with perfect composure

 

Note to Self: Get A Soils Report Next Time

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We budgeted nearly $50,000 for the foundation and yet ran almost 100% over budget—that hurts.

Broom Finish a Concrete Slab

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How to apply a non-slip broom texture to a concrete slab

How to Finish a Concrete Slab with a Bull Float

The first finishing tool on the slab pushes down rocks and brings the cream to the top of the concrete surface

Energy Star Checklist, Section 1: Overall Air Barrier and Thermal Alignment

Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist: Overall Air Barrier and Thermal Alignment

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.

 

Roadside Concrete Block Making

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Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia

Make a Handy Stucco Bucket Scoop

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An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.

How To Fix Someone Else's Caulking Repair in Stucco

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A fast and inexpensive way to patch stucco walls. Put this in your bag of tricks.

How to Cut a Huge Hunk of Granite

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26,000 pounds of granite cut with a 2-pound hammer in 1 hour, condensed into a 7-minute video

Traditional Old School vs High-Tech New School Brick Walls

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Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?