Slab preparation requires a ton of physical work and is visually unrewarding. Last week I became much too familiar with the word wheelbarrow. The site is nearly flat, with a minor 8-inch grade change between the north and south side of the house. We had to add earth to the interior footprint to bring everything […]Read more "Wheelbarrow is one Word."
I have drawn this detail so many times, and never really understood how it was built… until now. It is a standard foundation detail; one taught in school. However, I learn by experience, so it took building it to finally make sense. The most confounding part of the detail was how the vertical rebar managed to […]Read more "Foundation System"
As with any profession, one must learn the language. Despite the similarities between architecture and construction, building vernacular is much more expansive; not only do you need to know what to call the finished product, for example, “footers,” but you also need to know the parts required to make that product: batter boards, alligator clips, […]Read more "Earthwork"