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  • Super-Krete Concrete Boost Strengthening Additive

    According to Super-Krete, a bottle of Concrete Boost can help harden and waterproof concrete while strengthening it by up to 23%.

  • Pin Foundations Diamond Pier Foundation System

    The Diamond Pier system consists of a precast concrete head, which you install at the ground surface, and steel bearing pins that you drive through the head into the ground.

  • Creating a Bollard

    What are the engineering requirements for a bollard in a residential garage?

  • 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?

  • 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