I realize continuous insulation may have been briefly discussed in prior blogs, but it is a frustrating topic that needs continuous education and discussion. This topic reminds me of an analogy from Mr. Rick Ostgard explaining the concept by using a winter coat scenario. One coat has only strips of insulation, compared to another coat... Read more »
See what happens when an ICF wall is exposed to a frigid
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE FOR THE HEAT TO TURN ON WHEN AN ICF WALL IS EXPOSED TO A FRIGID -31°F? We placed an R-24 ICF wall* in the middle of a test chamber. The temperature on one side of the chamber was reduced to -31°F, while the temperature on the other side was maintained at 70°F by a heat source.
Earthquake Shake Tests at UC San Diego <br> Toward 20-story Earthquake-safe Buildings Made from Wood
Earthquake Shake Tests at UC San Diego Toward 20-story Earthquake-safe Buildings Made from Wood
How to Save Money by Repairing Concrete
Concrete can buckle or crack, and needs to be repaired and replaced. Homeowners want to know how to save money by repairing concrete versus replacing it.
Top 10 Reasons to Use Precast Walls
Top 10 reasons to use precast walls for your next project: Precast concrete insulated walls provide energy benefits that can exceed the benefits of mass or insulation used alone in the varying climate conditions we see in the upper Midwest regions. Precast concrete walls act as thermal storage to delay and reduce peak thermal loads.... Read more »
How to build Concrete Steps
How to concrete steps by Cement work Contractor in Philadelphia
Should I Seal My Asphalt Driveway?
Learn more about driveway sealing including why it is important for protecting asphalt from weather, cracking, and wear and tear.
How To Make a Concrete and Wood Table top
Many people have asked to see the process I use to join live-edge wood with concrete to create custom table tops. This is an overview of some of the more imp...
How to Recycle Electronics and Scrap
Scrap metal prices vary based on various factors it is a simple way to do your part in protecting the environment as well as earning a bit of extra cash.
Arroyo Building Materials
See our custom concrete colors by Davis Colors - Arroyo is the San Fernando Valley and Southern California's top choice for contractors and builders.