Cementitious Materials and Pozzolans

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JLC Report: Bare-Bones HVAC Proves Its Worth in Affordable Development

Bare-bones hvac proves its worth in affordable development; proposed clampdown on... More

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Replacing a Beach-House Foundation

A modified mat slab saved this cottage from the sea. More

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Letters

Steel header retrofit, retaining wall basics, fly ash concrete, in praise of Palms... More

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Ordering Ready-Mix Concrete

There’s more to concrete than water, cement, sand, and stone. An experienced batch plant manager talks about the admixtures that help you match the mix to the job. More

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Trade Talk: Understanding Mortar

Making sure of mortar types More

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Backfill: A Concrete Slab for Y3K

A temple built to last a thousand years More

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Notebook

Coping with the labor shortage, water heater failures, higher fly ash content in concrete, new home ventilation standard More

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For What It's Worth

Joist hanger alignment tool, power cord reel, fiber cement roofing More

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One-Coat Stucco

Thin-coat stucco is gaining ground on traditional techniques. A New Mexico custom builder explains how these systems can cut costs and improve quality. More

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Foundation Waterproofing Options

When it comes to keeping water out of the basement, there’s a big difference between dampproofing and waterproofing. A contractor with nine years of waterproofing experience tells how to choose and apply products that will really keep a basement dry. More

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