Water-proofing basements

One of the most profitable trades is water-proofing the foundations of basements on existing homes. Pretty easy on a new home that is all exposed, and not so expensive.  But the price tag on many standard homes can range from 40,000 to 70,000 dollars. Here’s a thought.  Maybe it works Read More

A $200 chisel?

Some of the start up masonry operations have just a few tools, but after years of work you tend to accumulate quite a range. A mason tends to get variations on tools. So I have two weights of sledge hammers, two weights of mallets, a rubber mallet, and a stone Read More