Evaluating Fire-Damaged Concrete
Sometimes the foundation of a fire-damaged building is okay to re-use; sometimes...
Should We Worry About Rusty Rebar?
Concrete footings and foundations contact ground water, so why doesn't the rebar...
Tool Test: Metabo HPT Cordless Rebar Cutter/Bender
John Carroll checks out the Metabo HPT VB3616DA, the only battery-powered cutter/...
Building a Storm Shelter
Jake Bruton shares time-lapse video of a work in progress. Even if you don't live...
Concrete Repair FRP
Simpson Strong-Tie says its 44-ounce fiber–reinforced polymer (FRP) fabric...
Composite vs. Steel Rebar
Glass-fiber rebar is about one-third the weight of steel rebar, won't corrode, and...
A Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation
Cold-climate alternative uses specialized insulated forms
Curing Time for Concrete Footings
Temperature, admixtures, and fly-ash content can affect how long it takes for concrete to achieve its rated strength.
Better Concrete Garage Floors
Ten tips for pouring stronger, crack-free concrete slabs.