Tips from a restoration expert on deck construction, column building, and weatherproof design.
When our house was built in 1958, the plan included large decks on two sides. They were built conventionally: 2x8 joists set on 4-ft. centers covered with 2x6 planks set…
In the course of restoring several old homes I've come across a solution for filling cracks in sound plaster in lieu of removing for complete replacement. First, correct any structural…
New flue liners convert fireplaces for woodstove use.
A fast, inexpensive method that doesn't require house jacks.
Renewing tired masonry joints can bring an old brick building back to life.
Have you ever needed to bury a water, gas or electric line and found your path blocked by a concrete slab? Here's a hydraulic method for making a small, accurate…
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