Rather than repairing a failing wood wall, replacing it with a dry-laid modular concrete-block system is a more durable option.
Learn about the various types of deck footings that help spread point loads over a wider area.
Whether it's delivered by truck or mixed by hand, you'll need a good supply of concrete for your deck footings.
Pin footings and store-bought concrete piers are a couple of low-impact alternatives to traditional poured-on-site deck footings.
Depending how many holes you have to dig (and how deep), you might consider a power auger or other mechanized digger rather than doing the work by hand.
Builder Mike Guertin demonstrates the entire process of measuring, marking, and forming the foundation for a backyard deck.
Northern Minnesota designer Randy Williams omitted the concrete under the floors in this new house—a growing trend among builders of energy-efficient homes.
Rob, Matt, and Patrick get feedback about rain-barrel spigots and soil pressure before answering questions about WRBs, air-sealing walls sheathed with fiberboard, and making French-style patio doors from scratch.
Carpenter Tim Holton and his crew came up with an up-in-the-air solution for sealing an addition with an elevated floor.
23 articles and videos with the details you need to build sturdy and attractive landscape features out of brick, concrete, stone, and more.
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