Structural Concrete

USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies
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USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies

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

On the Job: Future-Proof Footings
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On the Job: Future-Proof Footings

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

On the Job: Retrofitting a Lally Column
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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

Preventing Frost Action on Structural Posts
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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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