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    Over 20 years ago, on a vinyl siding job, I screened in a deck that had a shed roof.

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    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.

  • Breaking Rocks

    Skip the hard labor of feathers and wedges — and the waiting time of hydraulic cement — and split rocks and concrete with the Ezebreak Micro-Blaster II kit.

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    In addition to typical high-low drive threads, GRK’s Caliburn concrete screws have a third groove that captures excess concrete dust so it won’t interfere with penetration.

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    Plans for an infill project call for a poured stem-wall foundation, but the urban site has limited access for a regular concrete truck. A pumper truck would be ideal, but I'm concerned that the pumped mix won't provide the required 4,000-psi concrete. Is this a legitimate concern?

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    Floated mortar walls provide a flat, plumb setting bed over irregular wall framing.

  • Framing Hardware Dos and Don'ts

    Prevent structural problems and failed inspections by avoiding these common installation errors.