Video // Paints, Glues, Sealants, Concrete, Masonry

Control Joints in Concrete: How to Seal and Finish Them with Polyurethane Sealant

A three-part series on keeping water out of control joints in an aestheticly pleasing manner

Details // Framing, Insulation, Air Sealing

Airseal the Rim Joist and Wall Framing Connection

Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly  

Video Treats // Tools

An Ingenious Rolling Parts Rack

This vehicle-mounted storage system extends from either side of the van.

Video Treats // Tools

Timothy Wilmots’ System Workbench

This incredible bench is more than just a work table; it’s an essential tool in the shop.

YouTube Video // Woodworking

How to Glue Long Miter Joints

Use tape to clamp and only glue where you have to.

YouTube Video // Tools

When is a Tape Measure like a Baseball?

...when you give it to Kenny. 

YouTube Video // Sitework

Retaining Wall Replacement

  Lessons learned in retaining wall construction: drainage, drainage, drainage   How to build a really big wall.  

Video // Concrete, Masonry

Drone Zone 2: Foundation Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions

A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house  

YouTube Video // Concrete, Masonry

How to Form Place and Finish Concrete Stairs

A split riser allows you to remove the forms without damaging wet concrete.

Video Treats // Best Practices

Homebuilding in Australia Circa 1946

This old school training film shows some familiar and unfamiliar construction methods once used down under.

BS Podcast // Insulation, Air Sealing

Radiant Barriers: 7 Minutes of BS—Building Science w/a Beat

Thin foil can block massive amounts of heat transfer, but it needs a massive temperature difference to be effective. So, insulation sort of makes radiant barriers irrelevant.

YouTube Video // Tools

An Incredibly Well Organized Work Van

With a place for everything and everything in its place.

Photos // Framing

Tiny House Plan: A Future Granny Flat in Ecuador

Begin with the end in mind. And some construction materials, too.