Structural Concrete

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USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies

Designed for embedding rebar or threaded rod into masonry, USP’s two-part epoxies... More

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On the Job: Future-Proof Footings

Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer More

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On the Job: Retrofitting a Lally Column

Retrofitting a Lally column; roof demo by crane; working wireless More

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New Slab Over Old?

Q. I am renovating a barn where the existing concrete floor slopes approximately 6 inches in 30 feet. The architect wants me to build a level floor using wood sleepers with foam insulation in between, then pour a minimum 11/2-inch-thick radiant slab betwe More

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Designing Concrete Basement Walls

An engineer explains how wall thickness, rebar, and proper drainage all affect the ability of poured concrete foundation walls to resist lateral soil pressure. More

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Preventing Frost Action on Structural Posts

Q: In New York state, we built a pergola (a type of garden trellis) using 8x8... More

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A Quick Cure for Problem Soils

Surprise soils can complicate any project. When the excavation turns up weak or expansive clay, this low-strength ready-mix fill can provide a stable base for the foundation without busting the budget. More

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Computer Solutions: Simplified Structural Design

Software for sizing structural components More

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Structural Slabs With Foam Forms

For builders using insulated concrete forms, attaching a wood floor system is the hardest part of the job. A structural slab, by contrast, is easy to install, has excellent resistance to fire and sound transmission, and works well with radiant floor heating. Here’s a step-by-step look at both steel joist and steel pan forming systems. More

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