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.
What Decking Materials Are the Best Value?
What Decking Materials Are the Best Value? - MWP Building Supply gives you advice on which materials make the best deck for your home
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...
15 Vegetables Best Started from Seed
By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Issue 021117 Growing Vegetables From Seed Feb 11 - Wildflowers: Ready - Set - Grow Late winter is the ideal time to start wildflower seeds, but you can't just chuck them onto the landscape and expect success. We share all the local tips that ensure a spectacular showing of these bloomers. You will know the best seed, soils, food, and techniques that brings on the color this spring. Come early, this class can be standing room only Feb 18 - Gardening for Newcomers Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success. This is an information packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year. The first 10 students to bring $10 and a soil sample receives a pH soil test done on site with…
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
How to Repair Concrete Pool Decks
Owning a swimming pool can be a great experience for a homeowner, until they start to have problems. One typical problem for swimming pools, especially those located in areas of the country with four seasons …
Why use Prestressed Concrete vs. Cast-in-Place Concrete? What is Precast/Prestressed Concrete?
The short, salesperson’s answer is “it’s a superior building material.” Now I’m sure long before you reach the end of this you will have figured out that I’m not a salesperson. Whether it be because of the fascination I have with the manipulation of material properties, because of the lack of wordsmithing prowess that engineers... Read more »
Dakota Crossing is coming along nicely
Dakota Crossing Location: Sisseton, SD General Contractor: Ankeny Builders Inc Architect: Ankeny Architects, LLC Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. Description: Wells provided 60 insulated wall panels – 10” Carbon cast wall panel x 12’ wide with a combination sand blast and waterwash finish, with a white concrete smooth form front entry. For more information about... Read more »
Duluth Trading Commercial: How to Hug a Plumber
Follow these step-by-step instructions on Plumber's Day (April 25th), or any other day! C'mon, hug a plumber! Shop Longtail T® Shirts: www.duluthtradi...
Don't call it asphalt! Roseville tests new concrete program
A pilot program in Roseville has the potential to change the way roads are built and repaired throughout Northern California.