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.
How to Restore Cracked & Discolored Concrete Without Spending a Fortune
All man-made building materials will eventually begin to show signs of wear, aging, and deterioration, including concrete. While concrete is extremely durable and commonly used as a cost-efficient alternative to other materials, replacing that concrete can be quite costly and time-consuming, along with making a huge mess and possibly destroying existing landscaping in the process. The old concrete must be demolished and hauled away, then...
What is Continuous Insulation?
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 »
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…
What Do You Know About Concrete Floors?
You'd think that after all these years we would know all there is to know.
Make Your Own Concrete Planters
Transform molds from your pantry and easy-to-use concrete into a variety of planters that will add texture and charm to your outdoor spaces.
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.
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.
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 build Concrete Steps
How to concrete steps by Cement work Contractor in Philadelphia