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How To: Paint Concrete
To paint concrete successfully—so that it looks good and lasts a long time—proper preparation is of paramount importa...
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What Would Bob Do? Polishing a Concrete Floor
I am living in Spain and redoing an old house in the country. I'd like some of the floors to be polished concrete.  C...
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Quick Tip: Cement Board
If you're remodeling or adding a bathroom, use cement board as an underlayment. A bit of hardened mortar is sandwiche...
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How To: Install an Exposed Aggregate Concrete Finish
Here's a way to create a decorative textured finish for a cement surface. Once your cement is poured and flowed out, ...
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How To: Make Concrete Countertops
The brute strength of concrete has made it the go-to building material for a variety of such outdoor installations as...
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How To: Stain Concrete
Homeowners used to think of concrete as being strictly utilitarian stuff, resorted to only when a better-looking mate...
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How To: Measure Concrete
If you're pouring a concrete foundation, how do you figure out how much concrete you'll need? There's a pretty simple...
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How To: Build a Cement Block Wall
Here's how to lay out a cement block wall yourself. Mix two parts masonry cement with one part sand, and add just eno...
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Concrete and Cement: A Case of Mistaken Identities
It's an old cliché of the Mafia: A fellow gets on the wrong side of La Cosa Nostra only to wind up wearing cement sho...
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Cement Your Place in DIY History with These 9 Easy Concrete Projects
Satisfy your craving for modern industrial design with some cool—and affordable—concrete creations, complete with instructions.
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Garage Workshop Foundation and Slab
As with any structure, a new garage foundation plays a crucial role in the integrity of the building above: A quality...
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Pre-Cast Foundation System
In Season Five of “Bob Vila's Home Again,” the popular “Cabin in the Woods” project showcased a unique array of innov...
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Should You Consider a Concrete House?
Don't miss Solid as a Rock: 11 Unbelievable Concrete HomesFar from the misconceptions of dark, damp, musty-smelling s...
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How To: Clean Concrete
When it comes time to clean concrete, you don't need to be delicate; after all, it's a very hard material. In order t...
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Bob Vila Radio: DIY Concrete
Even though the words are often used interchangeably, concrete and cement are not the same thing. Portland cement is ...
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Concrete, Block, and Slab Foundations
When building a house, two main types of foundations are used: slab-on-grade or below-grade foundations with a baseme...
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Planning for Soil Conditions and Setting the Footings
Bob introduces homeowner Howard Brickman. Steve Ivas, an environmental engineer, describes the area wetlands, which must be accommodated. Innovative building tech...
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Preparing the Foundation
Todd LaBarge describes the ReddiForm block system used to create a one-step monolithic pour.
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Pouring the Foundation and Starting the Walls
Bob and Howard discuss the concrete mesh used in the foundation that saved time and materials. Bob reviews the upcoming episode during which first floor walls ar...
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Building with Polystyrene Forms and Concrete
Bob explores innovative construction technologies – Insul-Tarp and ReddiForm polystyrene blocks – as the structure is reinforced and the first-floor walls start t...
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Reviewing the Addition's Footprint and Garage Doors and Laying Down the Second-Story Floor
The new addition's footprint is essentially a whole other house, yet it will integrate visually with a matching roofline to the existing house. New technologies h...
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Pouring the Upper-Story Walls and Saving Energy with Concrete Construction
As the upper-story walls are poured, Bob talks with the builder and contractor about the significant savings in time, energy, and cost that come with concrete and...
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Building a First-Floor Slab and Walls with Concrete
The home's concrete-slab floor is constructed with foam decking and connected to PEX tubing that will heat the home. The ReddiForm foam blocks enable a single con...
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Pumping Concrete to Make a Basement Floor
A slab is poured in the basement and work is underway to add two new dormers to the roof.
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Discussing Hurricane Resistant Building and Stem Wall Construction
Bob meets with FLASH—Federal Alliance for Safe Housing and FEMA—Federal Emergency Management Agency, to learn how homeowners can protect their homes from damaging...
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Building Reinforced Concrete Storm-Ready Homes in Florida
Bob works with Scott and Aaron Renfroe to install impact-resistant windows and sliding doors.
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Reviewing the Work Involved in Building a Hurricane-Resistant Home
Bob meets with Leslie Chapman-Henderson from the Federal Alliance for Safe Housing (FLASH) and Randy Shackelford to discuss an assortment of storm-resistant roof ...
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Removing the Concrete Wall Forms and Planning the Plaster Finish
Mark Newton and Jesse Gonzales explain what happens when the metal frames are removed from the poured walls, then they apply a three-coat plaster.
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Pouring Reinforced, Solid-Pour Concrete Walls
Bob meets Mark Newton of Solid Wall Systems to learn about the solid-pour walls that will frame a storm-resistant home.
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Color Staining a Concrete Floor
Tom Moorad joins Bob to satin a concrete floor.
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Setting Aluminum Forms for Concrete Walls and Foundation
Cameron Parker shows Bob the Solid Wall System and explains how it works. Bob recaps the foundation process.
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Spraying On and Painting a Heat-Reflective Pool Deck
Don Humphrey is spraying a cement and polymer mix onto the pool edge.
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Building a Reinforced, Solid-Pour Concrete Wall
Bob is joined by Jim Crain who will take him through the process of pouring cement walls. Mark Newton joins Bob as the pour begins.
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Antique-Look Bathroom Sink, Soaking Tub, and Quartz Tile Installation
Bob watches over the installation of a few bathroom fixtures, including a custom vanity countertop and undermount sinks from Toto USA, as well as an acrylic soaki...
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Pre-cast Concrete Foundation Installation
Bob meets with Jim Costello from Superior Walls of America to discuss the difference between a pre-cast and a traditional poured-concrete foundation.
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Manufacturing Marble Kitchen Countertops
Evan Zgonis of Olympia Marble and Granite gives Bob a tour of the facility where the kitchen countertops being used in the modern Colonial house are manufactured.
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Building the Fireplace
Bob talks with general contractor Ted Riley about the fireplace construction.
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First Floor Framing and Barn Renovation/Demolition
Bob tours the first floor of the house, then turns his attention to the family room addition. Demolition has taken place in the barn, where a concrete floor has r...
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Installing Architectural Shingles and Skylight
A representative from Owens Corning tells Bob about the architectural shingles that have been selected to replace the old roofing material. And Velux VSE skylight...
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Prepping for Pouring Concrete
Bob confers with concrete specialist Phil Truit, whose team is pouring a concrete slab floor into an existing building.
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Pouring a Concrete Slab
As concrete specialist Phil Truit oversees the pouring of a concrete slab floor into the basement of an existing home, he explains the complex process to Bob, who...
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Inspecting the Concrete Slab in the Basement
Carpenter Bob Ryley and contractor Mike Wescott inspect the basement concrete slab, then go over other construction details in the basement.
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Tour of the Big Dig in Boston
Bob meets with Dan McDaniels, the public relations officer for the city, who shows Bob "The Big Dig Project".
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House Seven: Shingle-Style Renovation
The seventh Elmwood neighborhood project house has rotting sidewall and old asphalt roof shingles in need of replacement.
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Framing Begins on the Miami Home
As part of a Miami kitchen renovation, Bob frames a partition wall made to resemble a banana leaf. He also pours concrete to patch a floor.
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Pouring Concrete for the Home Addition
Bob watches a concrete slab foor being poured, and looks on as sets of insulated forms are filled with concrete to make walls.
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Pouring the Slab
Bob watches as contractors pour and finish the slab for the addition.
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Pouring a Concrete Floor
Bob watches over a fresh strip of concrete being poured between two existing slabs.
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Patio Plan and Demolition
Bob meets with the contractor to take down the old patio slab and lay out the new one.
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Framing the Back Porch
Bob reviews progress on the joist system being constructed for the new back porch. The concrete has been poured and framing has begun.
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Swimming Pool Construction
Larry Long (from Anthony & Sylvan Pools) explains the excavation and preliminary work of building a new pool. Reinforcing rods are used to help the concrete hold ...
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Home Foundation Inspection
Bob meets with the contractor to inspect the poured footings and discuss the pouring process. Next, Bob helps install the sill plate and explains the various type...
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Mounting a Skylight and Laying Asphalt Shingles
Bob and roofer Paul Morris begin mounting the skylight, by cutting a rough opening in the roof and laying a weather shield. Once the skylight is mounted and the f...
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Pouring the Concrete Foundation
Bob watches as the crew prepares the footings for the greenhouse foundation. Contractor John Pratt pours the concrete, using a conveyor instead of a traditional p...
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Cold Weather Brick Laying
With the bricklayers on hand, Bob discusses the techniques being used, and explains the "anti-freeze" that has been added to the concrete to retard the cold weath...
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Pouring the Cement Caissons
To provide structural support in the new Malibu beach house, holes are dug in the beach and the new cement caissons are poured.
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Installing the Barrel Tile Roof
Contractor Joe Fitzgerald explains the installation process for the authentic barrel tile roof. Bob then gives comedian Tim Allen some expert help pouring a new g...
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Excavating and Building the Foundation
Bob pays a visit to the site as work on the foundation gets underway. Once the excavation is complete, the forms (for the poured concrete) are assembled and put i...
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Discussing the Poured-In Concrete Insulated Form System
Bob meets with Lars Anderson (from Owens Corning) to discuss the Lite-Form Insulating System used in the garage's foundation. The forms are pre-assembled and tied...
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Pouring Concrete for the Foundation
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley discuss the pouring of concrete into Styrofoam forms for the foundation. The mix is slightly more liquid than most. While the increas...
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Termite Prevention and Pouring the Concrete Floor
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley join exterminator Dean Bailey (of Fowler and Sons) to discuss termite control in and around the garage. Also, concrete contractor Sha...
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Discussing the Concrete Block Foundation
Bob meets with contractor John Clancy to discuss building the concrete block foundation.
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Constructing the Concrete Walkway
Bob and the contractor discuss the concrete walkway, with the contractor giving Bob tips on how to make concrete cure harder and have less cracks. Also discussed ...
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Constructing an Insulated Floor
Bob helps carpenter-contractor Bob Ryley build an insulated floor so as to extend living space into the basement.
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Gunite Cement in Swimming Pool Construction
Bob observes as gunite is poured over rebar to form the bottom and sides of the swimming pool cavity.
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Pouring the Basement Slab
The concrete basement floor is poured, leveled, and screeded.
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Designs and Pouring the Foundation
Bob meets with the architect to go over plans for the Cape-style house, before heading to the site to observe the pouring of the foundation.
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Plans for the Multi-Level Backyard Deck
The extensive new deck will have multiple levels and various sections. General contractor Tim Berky digs holes for the footings before setting them in concrete.
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