Concrete & Masonry

Dec 11 2017

It's all about the sand. and eye protection.


Nov 19 2017

Pourable construction grout makes it easy to fill the tough spots

Nov 18 2017

An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces


Nov 11 2017

In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.

Oct 28 2017

Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front

Oct 13 2017

Type S mortar with bonder and fortifier makes a strong patch in old stucco
Oct 12 2017

This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.

Oct 9 2017

Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside


Sep 26 2017

An overview of what it is, how to mix it, where to use it, and what to add

Sep 25 2017

Square up to the back wall, layout 45-degree lines, placing corners at the house and work outward

Sep 15 2017

Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...


Aug 14 2017

Another effort in the never-ending war on bad information and ingrained myths


Aug 5 2017

Simple country houses, Brutalist bodegas, and superb craftsmanship


Jul 24 2017

A solid connection for adding bolts to existing concrete

Jul 22 2017

Not all places have water that comes out of the ground courtesy of the city. Sometimes it comes out of a truck.


Jul 1 2017

Some familiar and not-so-familiar techniques for building concrete foundations.

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