Concrete & Masonry
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.
Good amortization doesn't always involve using a building forever—sometimes, it means recapturing the space when the building corrodes
Drill, Drive, DONE—Finally a concrete anchor that works
The iconic brick layer’s trowel had found a new use.
"In order to maximize the buildable area on the infill lot, we had to go fairly deep and do some extensive shoring."
—Dan Whitmore of Hammer & Hand
Scouting photos for an upcoming video shoot covering moment frame, walls, foundation, and rim joists.
Letting the brick dry evenly is the key for old masonry walls that want to leak less energy
The demo digs deep into the house to repair the rubble foundation and rework the workflow