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August 16, 2016
If you have to mix concrete with a cement mixer you could get a wheelbarrow, shovel, and a mixing hoe...dump the concrete in, add water, and then drag all that…
August 11, 2016
If you need to build a form for a concrete step and you want a tight radius on the front corners, you could get a piece of tempered hardboard and…
August 1, 2016
The foundation of the ProHOME project in Rhode Island was designed and built with performance and water management in mind. You can read more about the theory and logic behind…
July 29, 2016
Experienced masons can cut a brick quickly and accurately with just a masons hammer. But for us amateurs, there’s a better way. Will Foster of Aberdeen, Wash., came up with…
July 27, 2016
See the construction of the ProHOME foundation, and listen to the builder explain the details of its assembly and describe his approach to product selection.
July 26, 2016
If you’re building a backyard structure like a pergola or an arbor, you’ll want to elevate those post ends above grade to keep water from getting to them. Now you…
July 22, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor-in-chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about outdoor showers, efflorescence, attic insulation, and window replacement. Resources and…
June 27, 2016
The steel reinforcing rod used in the footings and foundation will end up costing about 50% of the cost of the concrete used to fill the footing and ICF forms.
Recycled I joists, old staging planks and salvaged plywood are used for form boards.
June 10, 2016
How to set a bolt in wet concrete to the correct depth
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