A Rising Tide Lifts All Houses
With at least one-third of their country below sea level, the Dutch don’t take the...
Removing Rocks Without Blasting
Q: We're building a home on a site with difficult access, and we need to remove a lot of boulders without using heavy equipment. Is there a way to break the boulders into smaller chunks without having to deal with dynamite and the associated permitting?
Exposed Aggregate Concrete
A concrete contractor explains how he creates good-looking walks, drives, and...
Torchdown Roofing Basics
A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.
Tips for Crack-Free Concrete Slabs
A construction superintendent from Canada explains how to prep the subgrade and...
Glass Block Tips & Tricks
In this article, a veteran glass block contractor explains the details that make...
Q&A: Suitable Tiles for Outdoor Counter
Q: I’m building an outdoor patio, and the plans call for a ceramic tile counter near the grill. What types of vitreous tile are suitable for outdoor use?
Installing Radiant Snowmelting
The same technology used in radiant slabs also works outdoors to melt snow from...
Troubleshooting Roof Leaks: Problems & Solutions
A small roof leak can create expensive problems. An inspector with years of...