Creep! Just fun and interesting stuff!

Another revelation from the 1970′s (Just fun and interesting stuff!)

In high rise construction with brick veneer over reinforced concrete structure, horrible cracks began to develop in the brickwork. These cracks were horizontal, diagonal and vertical. Portions of veneer would begin to bulge outward. Brick would bulge outward past window frames. It was a pretty scary […]

By |March 1st, 2016|brick, concrete block, concrete structure, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The rumford fireplace

The Rumford Fireplace
Count Rumford, actually an American by the name of Benjamin Thompson, gained fame by rebuilding more than 500 fireplaces in England. It became a matter of pride to have a fireplace constructed by his masons.

In the 80′s, as a journeyman mason, I began to study and build his fireplaces which became a real […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Fireplace, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cooling systems 101 by Mike Bryan

Cooling systems 101 by Mike Bryan
In this video Mike Bryan talks about how a homes cooling system works and all of the internal features of a cooling system. Quick video for all of those who want to learn about the inner workings of cooling systems. Thanks for viewing!

Cooling system 101 from Michael on Vimeo.

By |January 14th, 2014|Cooling systems, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two piece flashing

Two piece flashing by Mike Bryan
In this video Mike Bryan talks about two piece flashing in a home. This quick video talks about several different things that a person can do to insure that their two piece flashing is in good working order. Watch the video!

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By |January 14th, 2014|Flashing, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Reinventing the wheel.

Reinventing the wheel.
Back in the 70′s I was working for a rather large masonry contractor – 150+/- masons and laborers. Over the course of three years we worked on numerous schools, prisons and other institutional buildings. These buildings were always solid masonry throughout.

Most of the government work back then was using Type “S” and some […]

By |November 17th, 2013|Masonry, Uncategorized|0 Comments