Reinforced Concrete

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Insulated Swimming Pool, Anyone?

When builder Todd LaBarge wanted to install a vinyl-lined swimming pool at his... More

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Supporting a Wide-Span Floor With Structural Steel

Sculptural steel columns and beams turned a two-car garage into a two-story living... More

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Replacing a Beach-House Foundation

A modified mat slab saved this cottage from the sea. More

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Fixing a Bowed Basement Wall

Q. A foundation wall in my customer's two-story home has a 2-inch bow in the... More

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Retrofitting a Window Into a Block Foundation

Q: I need to install a basement egress window in a concrete-block foundation wall.... 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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Heavy Lifting: A Housemover's Journal

A Massachusetts building mover details the process of lifting a 1772 post-and-beam... More

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Pouring a Structural Slab

An East Coast builder describes how to form and pour a structural garage slab... More

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Preventing Chimney Cap Failure

Chimney caps are too often poorly detailed and are the first part of the chimney... More

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Post-Tensioned Slabs

Expansive soils can wreak havoc on conventional wire-mesh reinforced slabs. A... More

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