Concrete & Masonry
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.
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Forget about the turtles, look at the tile
Repairing a cracked and sinking concrete pool patio and it's adjoining concrete slab walkway by injecting high-density foam under it
Two videos showing how to convert the layout rectangle into a concrete patio with a paver border, and adding concrete piers as a foundation
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.