Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia
Concrete & Masonry
Pourable construction grout makes it easy to fill the tough spots
An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces
In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.
Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front
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.
Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside
An overview of what it is, how to mix it, where to use it, and what to add
Square up to the back wall, layout 45-degree lines, placing corners at the house and work outward
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...
Another effort in the never-ending war on bad information and ingrained myths
Old Building Details That Work
Simple country houses, Brutalist bodegas, and superb craftsmanship
A solid connection for adding bolts to existing concrete
Not all places have water that comes out of the ground courtesy of the city. Sometimes it comes out of a truck.
Some familiar and not-so-familiar techniques for building concrete foundations.
A flowable concrete coating that makes a patchy old slab new again