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More stories about Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

  • Products

    Clips for flat tiles; mounting blocks; aluminum-and-glass railing; crawlspace ventilation; fibercement siding panels; more

  • Ridgid R3400 Fiber-Cement Saw

    Last fall I reviewed several saws that collect the dust generated when fiber cement is cut.

  • How to Build a Climbing Wall

    Q: I'm planning an addition for a client who wants to turn a 22-foot-high wall into a climbing wall. He would like this wall to closely resemble stone, but he doesn't want it to cost as much as natural stone. I've poured a lot of flat concrete, but I have never built something like this - so I...

  • Concrete Without Steel?

    Q: Does the addition of fibers eliminate the need for steel in a concrete-slab basement floor?

  • Cutting The Dust From Fiber Cement

    Specialized tools make for cleaner air and a healthier crew.

  • JLC Extra: Cutting Fiber Cement - Sources of Supply and Information

    This list contains links to various related sources: manufacturers mentioned in the story; makers of circular blades; other articles about safe cutting practices; and MSDS sheets for fiber cement.

  • On the Job

    Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer

  • Decorative Shingling With Fiber Cement

    Pattern shingles can be efficiently produced on site from fiber-cement lap siding.

  • Letters

    OSB on the roof; drywall butt joints; siding solo

  • How to Build a Concrete Canoe

    If you don't know much about boatbuilding, start by welding rebar together to frame the gunwales and keel. Then form the hull with layers of chicken wire, and trowel a stiff 1/2-inch-thick mortar mix onto the mesh.