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?
A forum member from Arizona is planning to build a custom pergola using 3-inch...
Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber
Lumber yards are stocking treated wood with higher concentrations of preservatives...
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...
Review: Collomix Xo 4 Portable Power Mixer
The Collomix Xo 4 is a heavy-duty low-speed drill that can be used to mix up...
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...