May 1, 1983
The mason's craft is easier when the bricks are laid on a horizontal surface.
March 1, 1983
Understanding the characteristics of this material can take some of the anxious moments out of your pour and ensure a finished product of high quality.
We recently did a foundation job in very crumbly, sandy soil. The first task was to set 27 pier blocks in pier holes that were 18 in, on a side…
Site-mixed mud can be batched as accurately as ready-mix, given a strong back and a few guidelines
A good rock supply, tight joints and hidden mortar are the secret to the solid, structural look.
January 1, 1983
A strong, fast and inexpensive alternative to poured-concrete or block-in-mortar walls
How to combine a deck with a roof that won't leak
September 1, 1982
On a trip to England years ago, I saw an old fence whose posts had rotted off at ground level. The rest of the fence was still in good shape,…
July 1, 1982
A masonry inglenook becomes the warm center of an architect's new house
October 1, 1981
This 101 year old faux-log cabin was built using custom concrete logs
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