Concrete & Masonry

Jun 8 2017

A flowable concrete coating that makes a patchy old slab new again

 

Jun 7 2017

A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house

 

Jun 5 2017

A split riser allows you to remove the forms without damaging wet concrete.

May 1 2017

This old-school method kills two birds with one stone.

Apr 8 2017

Luxury housing development in Ecuador

Mar 2 2017

18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.

 

Feb 5 2017

The ongoing saga about designing and constructing a tiny house in Ecuador

Jan 30 2017

Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home

Dec 10 2016

A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity

 

Dec 5 2016

A snowball effect of physics vs. physical structures: water carries salt to the surface of masonry, which crystallizes and can blow apart its masonry host.

Oct 23 2016

Good amortization doesn't always involve using a building forever—sometimes, it means recapturing the space when the building corrodes

 

Oct 19 2016

Just because they call it mud doesn’t mean it behaves like dirt and water

Oct 8 2016

Jack Ellis is a brick layer. His work starts at 8 in the morning. Jack is working on the third floor, so he climbs the—what appears to be homemade—ladder up to get on the scaffolding.

Sep 29 2016

Drill, Drive, DONE—Finally a concrete anchor that works

Sep 24 2016

The iconic brick layer’s trowel had found a new use. 

Sep 14 2016

"In order to maximize the buildable area on the infill lot, we had to go fairly deep and do some extensive shoring."

—Dan Whitmore of Hammer & Hand 

Aug 26 2016

Scouting photos for an upcoming video shoot covering moment frame, walls, foundation, and rim joists.

Aug 22 2016

Long rods, a BIG drill, oversize washers, and an enormous wrench unbuckle a badly bowed wall. Notice the lack of 'excavator' on the list?

 

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