Concrete Blocks

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Backfill

Scrap vs. itch More

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Building a Reinforced Concrete Block Wall

A mason describes how he detailed a pair of large block walls to carry severe... More

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Insulating Basement Walls

Q. I'm doing a basement remodel and am thinking of finishing the block foundation walls by painting the masonry with Drylok, then adhering 4-mil poly over that. Next, I plan to fur the walls with Z-studs, put 2 inches of foil-faced polyiso board between t More

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Rescuing a Block Foundation

Two foundation remediation specialists show how they used an engineered system of... More

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Products

Lightweight pneumatic hose; paint for fiber cement; wet-dry central vac; landscaping products; metal stairs; fire prevention products More

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Segmental Block Retaining Walls

Longer lasting than timber and more user friendly than stone, segmental block... More

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Installing Over-the-Post Handrailing

Correctly installed over-the-post handrails look great, but there's nothing worse... More

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Framing an Octagonal Roof

A master framer safely cuts and assembles a complex bell-shaped turret roof in... More

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