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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got a newer CMU concrete block foundation I'd like to cover up b/c it really isn't visually appealing (pretty crappy job by masons). I'm thinking of using stucco to apply over the top. I've talked with some that believe that metal lath should be used first, then the stucco. The more I...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am required to have an R-value of R-19 for a commercial metal building (fieldhouse in Zone 3A). The complete wall assembly consists of: corrugated metal panel, 1" air space, 8" fully grouted cmu. From my own research, I am not able to obtain R-19 with this assembly. I found that I could...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi. Thanks in advance. I live in a house about 5 blocks from the beach in North Florida. The house was built in '46 and has a concrete slab and concrete block walls inside and out. The South wall of the house is protected by a patio cover so it gets no rain. The house is old and has a few...
  4. Building & Construction
    Please excuse me if my question sounds trivial, I have little experience in construction. I want to make a column, 6’ tall, which will support a 1000lb weight and may be subjected to 200lb lateral load at its top. The project is located in a room with concrete slab floor. The only complication...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm building a CMU block foundation (crawl space) for an addition onto my house. I have and planned on using a 48" long lintel block to span the opening of the crawl space. But I'm unsure of the length of bearing surface I need for the lintel. I can't find anything in the 2009 IRC specific to...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone. I am a new to this forum but it looks like an excellent resource. I am starting an addition for a 1 ½ story capecod that I own. The capecod was moved about 10 years ago so the foundation/basement is “new” and was constructed with 12” CMU block and 9’ high ceilings. I do NOT...
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