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Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock Wall Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock Wall Online Membership Required

Rather than hiding a poured-concrete or block foundation with landscape plantings, show it off with stone veneer

Code Check West: Building Guidelines
Code Check West: Building Guidelines

What you need to know about building codes in the western states, at a glance

Laying up Concrete BlockOnline Membership Required

Get evenly spaced courses and consistent mortar joints by using the proper layout, mortar consistency and troweling techniques

Avoiding Common Mistakes in Concrete and Masonry
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Avoiding Common Mistakes in Concrete and MasonryOnline Membership Required

An engineer offers a few simple changes to make walls and foundations much sturdier

Laying up Stone VeneerOnline Membership Required

A masonry facade is an economical way to give wood-frame walls the look of solid stone

Framing a Crawl-Space Foundation

These time-saving tips make short work of setting sills, posts and girders

Cracked FoundationsOnline Membership Required

Prevention is easier than repair

Concrete and Masonry FastenersOnline Membership Required

A survey of anchors reveals some surprising alternatives to lead and plastic

The Structural Stone WallOnline Membership Required

Save your mortar for pointing, bed your stones in concrete, and remember there's no substitute for gravity

Dry-Stack BlockOnline Membership Required

Precision-ground concrete blocks make it easy to build a wall

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