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
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
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
No premixing required
Old Building Details That Work