Wood High-Rises In Canada? Not So Fast, Says The Concrete Industry
A proposal to allow six-story wood construction has opposition in Canada.
Attaching Wood to Concrete
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.
Durable Footer Form
Cardboard forms work fine as long as it doesn't rain before the concrete arrives.
Replacing a Slab Foundation
When the original builder flubs a foundation, someone else has to clean up the mess.
Caliburn Concrete Screws
In addition to typical high-low drive threads, GRK’s Caliburn concrete screws have...
With careful layout, placing sills directly into the wet concrete can save time.
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Curing Concrete in Hot Weather
Q. I've recently moved my contracting business to the South. Concrete finishers here tell me that a slab poured outside on a hot day won't cure properly unless it's kept wet. They do this by having someone periodically spray the slab with water from a hos