Concrete & Masonry
Can't get your bricklayers to answer the phone? Call SAM (Semi Automated Mason)
To suck air from under a slab, the slab must be airtight
Stone masonry is the art of preparing a rock to take its seat within a portion of a structure with perfect composure
Our Latin America Editor is on the ground in Ecuador and sending updates on construction technology, codes, and temporary housing
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3
Kirk Giordanos, aka, Mr. Plaster Fantaster, shows us yet another way to kill time, and amaze your kids, while waiting to get into a job: Spin a hawk on a trowel.
The design/build process for a 3-car garage with living space below—Wait, what?
6 tools + 4 hours = 1 sink
Jonathan Fishbeck, CEO of BuilderFish, explains the anatomy of masonry veneer walls that won't trap water and cause rot.
An extensive repair sometimes beats total foundation replacement
Crawlspaces offer all of the headaches of a basement and none of the benefits.
A failing foundation wall creates an opportunity for an apartment entry stairway with egress windows and a cascading green space
When the world pushes in your walls, pull it back with helical tieback anchors