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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

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I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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A modern home in Seattle

A modern home in Seattle

A modern home opens up views.

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Sometimes things just line up

Sometimes things just line up

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An abstract view describes a project in a new way.

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Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively.

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How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

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Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation.

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Cutting into a Concrete Floor

Cutting into a Concrete Floor

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Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out.

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Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete

Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete

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Getting the correct mix and the right amount of concrete isn't hard if you master a little of the lingo and use a quick-calc chart.

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How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, what builder doesn't love using SS? Check out this video on how to use SS Termite Barriers for a lifetime of protection for Slab Foundations.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

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Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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We Poured A Foundation!

We Poured A Foundation!

We poured our foundation this friday and everything went wonderfully.  For the full low down check out the blog here. The pour went so well and we were lucky to have two awesome...

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A Different Kind of Foundation

A Different Kind of Foundation

When we first started planning our house we assumed our foundation would be like many others in the area.  The typical footers with stemwalls, we researched using Insulated Concrete Forms and...

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Building a radon-resistant home.

Building a radon-resistant home.

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What is deadly and might be lurking in your basement? No, not a Ninja (well probably not), in most cases it is Radon. And it is important to know what Radon is and how to ensure it isn't a threat to your household. From building to testing, I will share what I learned about Radon while building my house.

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The Tool Shed

The Tool Shed

August 2010 – A day to remember…..or maybe, to forget.About 14 years ago, I built this 12×12 tool shed off the back of my woodworking shop. Money was pretty tight back then so I...

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Juniper Inspects Progress on Subslab Insulation

Juniper Inspects Progress on Subslab Insulation

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Like most dogs, Juniper manages to sit or walk on anything that is currently in use or I am attempting to move. Thankfully, she takes long breaks when I can get some stuff done.

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How to Protect and Finish Insulation on an Exterior Foundation Wall

How to Protect and Finish Insulation on an Exterior Foundation Wall

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Adding a layer of rigid-foam insulation to the outside of a poured concrete foundation saves energy, but it raises a key question: What's the best way of protecting and finishing the foam that remains above grade.

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Whats the Best Vapor Barrier for a Concrete Slab?

What's the Best Vapor Barrier for a Concrete Slab?

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A homeowner with chemical sensitivities who lives near a Superfund site seeks the most effective way of keeping potential toxins out of her basement

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