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
Square up to the back wall, layout 45-degree lines, placing corners at the house and work outward
Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...
Another effort in the never-ending war on bad information and ingrained myths
Old Building Details That Work
Simple country houses, Brutalist bodegas, and superb craftsmanship
Not all places have water that comes out of the ground courtesy of the city. Sometimes it comes out of a truck.
Some familiar and not-so-familiar techniques for building concrete foundations.
A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house
A split riser allows you to remove the forms without damaging wet concrete.
This old-school method kills two birds with one stone.
Luxury housing development in Ecuador
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.
The ongoing saga about designing and constructing a tiny house in Ecuador