Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?
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.
An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces
In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.
Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front
This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.
Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside
An overview of what it is, how to mix it, where to use it, and what to add
Square up to the back wall, layout 45-degree lines, placing corners at the house and work outward