We are getting ready to pour a new concrete slab for a daylight basement. The slab will be a 3 1/2 in thick reinforced slab over 4" of compacted s...
As part of a proposed garage-to-living space conversion I plan to create a built-up floor over the existing concrete slab to allow for insulation a...
How are overframed roofs generally detailed for ventilation and vapor retarding? I am designing a raftered roof system where two rooflines "tee" in...
I need some help quickly with a few general zero-clr fireplace questions: Is a stone or precast concrete cap supported over a chimney considered...
When building an addition (in this case it is a garage)that eliminates attic eave venting on one side of a roof, what is the normal remedy for keep...
Many cantilevered joist details that I see show continuous screened soffit vent. Is this really necessary? The only thing that I can think of is ...
I am trying to detail how to connect a new foundation to an existing. I am thinking of drilling 5/8" dia. holes to epoxy #4 rebar into. The new w...
It is my understanding that a slab should be independent of the foundation wall and footing so that setttling or other movement can do its thing. ...
Obviously basement slabs need good drainage underneath so a layer of crushed stone or gravel makes sense. In a normal, above-grade garage slab doe...
If there are storm drains as well can the footing drains be tied into them? As a side question, when you put perf pipe in a gravel bed, what is t...