Control Joints in Concrete Slabs ... Are They Needed?
Cracks in concrete are unavoidable, but contraction and expansion joints can help...
A Rising Tide Lifts All Houses
With at least one-third of their country below sea level, the Dutch don’t take the...
Removing Rocks Without Blasting
When explosives are out of the question, there's a quieter and safer way to break...
Exposed Aggregate Concrete
A concrete contractor explains how he creates good-looking walks, drives, and...
Torchdown Roofing Basics
A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.
Tips for Crack-Free Concrete Slabs
For a high-quality slab, prepping the base and proper layout of control joints are...
Glass Block Tips & Tricks
In this article, a veteran glass block contractor explains the details that make...
Q&A: Suitable Tiles for Outdoor Counter
Q: I’m building an outdoor patio, and the plans call for a ceramic tile counter near the grill. What types of vitreous tile are suitable for outdoor use?
Installing Radiant Snowmelting
The same technology used in radiant slabs also works outdoors to melt snow from...