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Quality Matters

How to Prevent Moisture Problems in Brick Veneer Walls

Clogged drainage cavities and blocked weeps can be catastrophic, and they appear to be more common than ever

Brick / Masonry / Concrete

Lessons in Concrete: From Bubbles to Sand Mix

Concrete comes in as wide a variety of products as it has applications—there's a lot to know, which means there's potentially a lot you don't know

Economics

Lumber and Concrete Prices Fall in September

What the latest PPI report means for construction goods.

Quality Matters

The Right Way to Waterproof Recessed Windows in Concrete Block Walls

Use these best practices for installing recessed windows in CMU walls to prevent water intrusion and moisture problems

Quality Matters

Do Concrete Slabs Really Need Welded Wire Mesh?

In some soil conditions, eliminating wire in the slab can be a false economy ... at best

Building Envelope

Thoughtfully Designed Homes With ICF

Houses designed with authenticity, thoughtfulness, and materials that were beneficial to both the residents and the environment. ICF construction with a tight building envelope.

Quality Matters

Say Goodbye 
to Concrete Cold Joints

A look at cold joints in concrete and how to prevent them

Products

Building a Custom Home With Safety and Energy Efficiency in Mind

There is a growing movement in the construction industry towards the use of concrete instead of wood when building a new homes’ envelope. An…

Environmental

Concrete Industry Reduces Carbon Footprint by 13% Over Five Years

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) members have lowered their carbon footprint by 13% in five years, according to an association…

Construction Quality

How to Avoid Cracks in Post-Tensioned Concrete Slab Foundations

How home builders can avoid cracks in a post-tensioned slab-on-grade foundation by preventing certain errors during the installation process

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