Masonry construction involves creating a building, wall, floor or other structure with bricks, concrete blocks or stone. Cement mortar or grout holds the masonry units together. Masonry construction is affordable, durabl... More »

A home construction cost calculator is a calculator used to estimate the cost of constructing a new house. The calculator helps a person to determine how big the house, the kitchen and the rooms should be. It also asks a... More » Business & Finance Financial Calculations

To find home construction floor plans, log on to and search for floor plans by the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garage bays or floors. You can also search for floor plans by architectural style or house ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

The best way to install caps on retaining walls is to use a masonry saw to cut the blocks for a tight fit, ensuring a smooth surface, especially if there are curves in the wall. A properly capped retaining wall provides ... More »

Some commonly found types of building materials at Habitat for Humanity ReStores are bricks, blocks, pavers and lumber. Many of the building materials that are carried by the ReStores are donated material or come from Ha... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Viewing sample construction contracts helps educate parties interested in building, renovating or demolishing a structure about the legal obligations that such documents entail. Sample construction contracts can be viewe... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

In the construction trade, a nib is a short section of a wall that juts out from a building's framework. The projection is typically used in the building of brick walls. In some architectural designs, a jib is used to ta... More »