Concrete & Masonry
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
Another effort in the never-ending war on bad information and ingrained myths
Old Building Details That Work
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.
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
Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home
A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity
A snowball effect of physics vs. physical structures: water carries salt to the surface of masonry, which crystallizes and can blow apart its masonry host.