A little collection of short films about remodeling and construction with some side trips along the way.
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.
For cutting rockwool insulation, retire your old bread knife and pick up a pair of these
A better mousetrap that actually catches mice. Or at least pours gas without getting your hands gassy
Rinse off with cold water before the hot shower.
Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.
A solid connection for adding bolts to existing concrete
A flowable concrete coating that makes a patchy old slab new again
A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house
Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support
A drone's-eye view of an ongoing remodeling project
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
Wall beds are a great way to add utility to a spare room. The hardware is the heart of the system
Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers
Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed