Florida County Prepares To Tear Down An Abandoned Project
They’ve stood empty and half-finished since 2006. Now, the county is ready to tear the houses down.
Stainless Steel and Rebar
Q: Can stainless steel tie wire be used with standard rebar?
Rod Chomper RCBE-6
Trade professionals often talk about 'the right tool for the job.' When it comes...
Adding to an Existing Slab Foundation
An engineered schedule of epoxied rebar pins reinforces the joints.
A Pier-and-Beam Foundation For a Coastal Site
Where unstable soil and periodic tidal flooding are a concern, helical piers...
Underpinning a Foundation
Before adding new living space above an existing garage, make sure the footings...
Fixing a Bowed Basement Wall
Q. A foundation wall in my customer's two-story home has a 2-inch bow in the...
Why Doesn't a Post-Tensioned Slab Buckle?
Q: Is it possible that a post-tensioned garage slab could literally buckle in half when the tendons are tensioned, or does rebar in the slab prevent that from happening? Also, why are these types of slabs so common in Las Vegas? Is it because of the soil?
Repairing a Bulging Foundation
A veteran contractor shares his method of repairing damaged foundations with...
Q&A: Reinforcing a Slab Over Disturbed Soil
Q. I need to pour a thickened-edge slab foundation for a two-story garage apartment across a recently dug 2-foot-wide utility trench. The backfill over the trench has subsided, and I'm concerned that the foundation may sag and crack at that point. Can I add rebar to the slab to span this area, or is it better to mechanically compact the trench area?