Concrete & Masonry
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.
A mashup of various footage shot for the Rapacious Creditor series
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Forget about the turtles, look at the tile
Brick seems like a stone, but stones break down to sand, silt. Water always wins.
Two videos showing how to convert the layout rectangle into a concrete patio with a paver border, and adding concrete piers as a foundation
Furring the inside of masonry walls makes room for wires and can significantly improve the R-value
Living in what you can afford to build—until you can afford to build more. In places where mortgages are not readily available, people use the layaway plan.They lay away money, and then they build their plans.
After the concrete is poured and floated, it has to set up for a while before it is ready to be worked on.
First smooth the surface with a magnesium trowel, then finish it with multiple passes of a steel trowel.
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How to pour and finish a slab in 2.5 minutes.