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Q: Do I have to use pressure-treated lumber when I'm attaching wood to concrete or masonry in "dry" situations - such as inside a basement or under the protection of a covered porch? I seem to remember from reading the code that treated wood is only required within a certain distance from grade.
Rammed-earth walls used to be elementary.
Until now, if you wanted to vibrate a small concrete pour, you either rented a commercial-grade vibrator or banged on the forms with a hammer.
Cardboard forms work fine as long as it doesn't rain before the concrete arrives.
Ten tips for pouring stronger, crack-free concrete slabs.
Bonds color to polished concrete.
Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds.
Over 20 years ago, on a vinyl siding job, I screened in a deck that had a shed roof.
Every porch or deck I build starts with level footings and solid, plumb concrete piers - insurance that my projects will stand for many years to come.
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