Concrete Construction

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Placing a Concrete Slab Over Living Space

Tim Uhler on the framing and waterproofing details needed to locate a garage on... More

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Building a Curved Concrete Staircase

A commercial contractor details the form work, methods, and materials needed to... More

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Evaluating Fire-Damaged Concrete

Sometimes the foundation of a fire-damaged building is okay to re-use; sometimes... More

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High-Performance Foundation Waterproofing

Ian Schwandt breaks down how and why his crew installed Mel-Rol's foundation... More

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Building a Foundation Designed for a Wet Site

A grade beam footing supported by 59 helical piers allows this concrete foundation... More

Hardscaping a Backyard

Deck builders already have most of the skills needed to pour concrete slabs and... More

Burying Deck Support Posts Below Grade

Glenn Mathewson digs into the new code requirements for installing concrete... More

Mini Form Buster Pry Bar

Tim Uhler checks out a good pry bar, a must-have tool for any framer. More

Installing a Steel Pergola

Framed with structural steel and assembled like a giant erector set on massive... More

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Building a ‘Removable’ Deck

How an engineered design with unusually beefy cantilevered beams allowed part of... More

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