Archive | June, 2014

A Paver Walkway

We love to work with pavers and stones! They appear “natural” and blend beautifully with nature’s colors. Should the need ever arise pavers, unlike poured concrete, can be re set. Paver cost varies greatly. At the low end are cast concrete pavers to which color has been added. These colors tend to fade. Color-lock concrete […]

Floor Framing 1

Finally it is time to work with some lumber!  Wood is a welcome and familiar material after weeks of working with concrete block and clay brick.  Heavy lifting is still involved, however, so the work is labor-intensive.  The beam below is about 40 feet long and a couple hundred pounds.  It is two-ply, which means