Installing a Pergola On a Patio
The PDB editor poses a question: You’ve been hired to build a new pergola over an existing patio, but you don’t really want to cut through the concrete slab and pour new footings. Is that okay?
Saving a Hilltop Pool
This engineered solution includes a cantilevered concrete slab supported by pan...
Using contractor trash bags as drop cloths around footings makes cleanup fast and...
Down on the Boardwalk
This public boardwalk was built over wetlands, so it required heavy-duty framing...
Sometimes the extra cost of equipment pays for itself in time saved and better results
Weight of Concrete Footings
Prescriptive foundation sizing guidelines are based on bearing area and don’t...
More Details on Sizing Footings
Loren Ross of the AWC corrects a span error in Mike Guertin's "Better Deck Piers" article (Feb/March 2015), and addresses changes to footing- and beam-span sizing tables in the DCA6
Square Cuts on Round Footing Forms
Tips and techniques for making accurate cuts on cardboard tube forms used for...
Faster Deck Piers
Pin-pile deck footings promise quick installation in the right soils
Precast Deck Piers
Deck builder and remodeler Mike Guertin tries out EZ-Tube precast pier sections to...