Systems for labeling the timbers and adjusting the joinery keep the frame plumb and true despite variations in dimensions.
Precision-ground concrete blocks make it easy to build a wall.
How to pour the footing and lay the concrete block, and what to do about waterproofing, drainage, and insulation.
A few years ago, I worked on a low-budget addition that incorporated a lot of recycled materials. One way we were able to save money was by building fixed-lite windows…
The mason's craft is easier when the bricks are laid on a horizontal surface.
How to lay out and install it.
On a flat lot, footings can be oriented with precision using batter boards, string and a water level.
Anticipate the flow of water to keep it outside your house, where it belongs.
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