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More stories about Cast-in-Place Concrete

  • Simpson Strong-Tie CPTZ Post Base

    This stand-off base keeps the post the code-required 1 inch above the concrete, and can be cast in place or anchored to an existing slab.

  • Do Precast Foundation Walls Need Waterproofing?

    Q: Are precast concrete foundation walls subject to the same dampproofing or waterproofing requirements as cast-in-place and block foundations? I've heard that because these walls are made of a high-strength concrete that's virtually nonporous and impervious to water, they don't require extra...

  • Fast Fixes for Closet Flanges

    A few simple tools and techniques take most of the misery out of repairing these critical plumbing fittings

  • Glass-Block Shower Window

    A cast-in-place concrete sill sheds water outside and protects the framing on the inside

  • Cast-In-Place Concrete Counters

    Forming concrete counters on-site requires careful preparation and perfect timing. A third-generation concrete contractor shares his secrets for getting the job done right.

  • Building Poured-Concrete Homes

    Forming and pouring four 2,500-square-foot houses is all in a day's work for this tract builder.

  • Backfill: Slipcover Stairs

    Shop-built custom stairs

  • Spray-Applied Foundation Waterproofing

    One way to ensure a dry basement is to coat the foundation with a waterproof membrane. We look at the available options and explain how to prepare for and apply them properly.

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    Carbide-tipped rebar cutter, inflatable knee pads, flood-detector sump pump, magnetic gate latch, flexible screening, new drywall corner bead

  • Letters

    Truss bracing, pressure-treating chemicals