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  • Concrete Lumber Co. Posts, Beams, Joists, and Decking

    Half the weight of standard concrete by volume and able to flex like wood without cracking, Concrete Lumber components are made from a patented lightweight concrete reinforced with pre-stressed wire.

  • Q&A: Creating a Walk Out Basement

    How do you protect the footing and foundation from frost in a very cold climate that has a doorway in the foundation for a walk out?

  • 50 Cool Things You Could Have Seen at the World of Concrete

    Held annually in Las Vegas, the World of Concrete is a bucket-list trade show for anyone who has anything to do with concrete. Tools editor Dave Frane was there and put together this look at a small fraction of what you missed at the 2014 show.

  • Printing Houses

    Printing a house, I wonder what the local code official and the historical commission would have to say about THAT!

  • Stepped Buttresses for a Row House Basement

    As part of a major gut-renovation project on a historic Brooklyn row house, contractor Jose Maldonado and his crew excavated a new, lower basement space. The tricky part: buttressing the shared foundation walls that support neighboring homes along with the project house.

  • Q&A: The Best Way to Repair a Hole in a Concrete Slab Before Tiling Over?

    Michael Byrne, a veteran tile installer and consultant, explains two scenarios: The hole is to be covered up by something (such as a shower pan), or it will be covered directly with floor tile.

  • Rhino Linings Trowel-Top Coating

    Trowel-Top is designed for concrete resurfacing and repair and is simply troweled over existing concrete to create a smooth finish prior to applying stains or dyes.

  • Sticks to Concrete

    Florprufe polyolefin vapor barrier glues itself to the underside of a concrete slab

  • Slab Repair

    Abatron’s BestBond Crack Repair liquid-epoxy compound goes on with a standard caulk gun

  • Ancient Roman Concrete Has Lessons for Modern Scientists

    Built more than two thousand years ago, the concrete seaport facilities of ancient Rome are still solid. Now scientists are rediscovering the secrets of the Roman engineers’ lost art.