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July 29, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor-in-chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about PEX, heat-pump water heaters, flush noise, and precast steps. Resources…
March 6, 2016
Although the amount of concrete used is small, the forming and finishing techniques for a slab such as a deck-stair landing—or in this case, a propane-tank pad—aren’t much different from…
July 11, 2014
For a driveway, walk, or patio, get the base right, and the rest of the job is straightforward
October 10, 2013
At the request of the homeowners, I designed this contemporary Idaho cabin to embrace the stunning views of its locale. One of many prominent details designed to create a connection…
March 7, 2013
Concrete can be a tricky substance to work with and to maintain. As described in this "How It Works" article, Rob Yagid explains efflorescence and spalling, two problems that can…
A glass-fiber-reinforced mix creates an elegant, lightweight vanity counter and sink
November 20, 2012
This commercial-grade concrete mix comes in standard gray or as a lightcolored tint base for use with Quikrete liquid cement colors.
May 17, 2012
Whether by bag or truckload, the right concrete can make the project, and the wrong concrete can ruin it.
April 10, 2012
Tips on how to design, build, and install beautiful concrete countertops in kitchens, bathrooms and more.
July 14, 2011
A stock crown profile and quarter-round form the mold for an inexpensive and unique fireplace surround
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