Concrete & Masonry
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3
Homemade bricks ready to become walls
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
This weekend's video treat is all about suspending gravity with bricks, mortar, and craftsmanship.
6 tools + 4 hours = 1 sink
Digging deep around the house is hard, so repair it right the first time, right? #MakeItLast
An extensive repair sometimes beats total foundation replacement
"Concrete is a rapacious creditor, it will definitely get its money out of you one way or the other. And if you're not on your game, it's gonna win."
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
A Latin American look at concrete, cane, and tropical hardwood
Warm and dry basement living space begins with keeping the basement dry—duh. All moisture from outside must be directed away from the interior walls and slab.