Reinforced Concrete

Pier-and-Beam Foundations
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Pier-and-Beam Foundations

For problem soils, there’s no better foundation type, but you better get the... More

Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane
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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane
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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane
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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

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Adding Underneath a Hillside Home

A steep slope and a tight lot call for some imaginative foundation solutions. More

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Laying Block Steps

Get a cast-in-place look with versatile CMUs installed over a reinforced slab. More

Foundation for a Problem Site
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Foundation for a Problem Site

A carefully engineered foundation and alternative septic system add value to a... More

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Stainless Steel and Rebar

Q: Can stainless steel tie wire be used with standard rebar? More

Adding to an Existing Slab Foundation
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Adding to an Existing Slab Foundation

An engineered schedule of epoxied rebar pins reinforces the joints. More

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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 really don't have a clue what materials we should use. How are climbing walls normally constructed? More

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