Front-yard factories dot the coast road in Ecuador and Columbia
Concrete & Masonry
Letting the brick dry evenly is the key for old masonry walls that want to leak less energy
Adding brick to the outside of a house complicates insulating outside a slab. So Insulate inside.
Being safety conscious doesn't make you a sissy.
You can't stop heat flow, but you can keep your floor from becoming a big ol' heat sink
To suck air from under a slab, the slab must be airtight
Our Latin America Editor is on the ground in Ecuador and sending updates on construction technology, codes, and temporary housing
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3
Tree stumps are not a solid base for footings
Homemade bricks ready to become walls
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
This weekend's video treat is all about suspending gravity with bricks, mortar, and craftsmanship.
6 tools + 4 hours = 1 sink
Digging deep around the house is hard, so repair it right the first time, right? #MakeItLast