Retaining Walls

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WOM Pictorial Booth Tour
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North Star Stone and Masonry Hires Mitch Regal
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New Products

Give yourself an edge by staying on top of the latest masonry materials, tools, equipment, and services. Always use the reader service card, even if you call or visit the company's Web site. It's a guarantee you'll receive all product information updates. More

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Transforming the Landscape

Barry and Linda Engelstad know they have something special in the hardscape design created by paviours+scapes at their Orinda, Calif., home. Although the project required the homeowners to take more than one leap of faith, it resulted in a stunning new landscape, completed in time to welcome their daughter's wedding guests. More

Building Gardens, Not Just Retaining Walls
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Building Gardens, Not Just Retaining Walls

To people who work with concrete, its environmental properties are nothing new.... More

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12 Blocks

ARCHITECT magazine, a sister publication of MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, recently conducted its first annual R+D Awards. One of the five winners was entitled “12 Blocks,” submitted by LOOM, St. Paul, Minn. The entry presented a series of unique new designs for the standard concrete block. More

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Integrating Parapet and Roofing Flashing

On the inside face of a parapet or wherever a masonry wall intersects a lower roof, I have seen cases where the masonry flashing exits the wall one or more courses above the top of the retaining bar for the roof base flashing. Will this cause any problems? More

Brick Basement Walls
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Brick Basement Walls

Can brick masonry walls be used for foundation or basement walls? Should these... More

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Supporting the Earth

A thousand years ago, all retaining walls were built from small dry-stacked segments of masonry (rocks). More

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Reanchoring Limestone Wall Panels
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