Cinderblocks / Guides

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...cinderblocks, landscaping stones, corrugated metal, even cedar logs. The inner compost basket can be constructed from a number of materials including wire or pl...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...cinderblocks, it is best to insulate them from the outside to avoid introducing a new environmental strain where they will be subject to freeze and thaw cycles....

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...cinderblocks, bringing the poly barrier up the wall and sealing it to the rim joists will provide you with an air barrier . Preparing a crawlspace for vapour ...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

A new cement block manufacturing process developed by an American company named Solidia Technologies® produces 40% fewer emissions during manufacturing than co...