Over time, the mortar between bricks will wear out, and if unfixed, water will be able to flow through and cause the mortar to degrade even further. To the unfamiliar, repointing is simply the process of repairing the mortar on your brick wall. For something very important, it is a fairly easy thing to do, [...]

In a previous blog post we showed you a couple problems commonly encountered when using a diamond core bit and how to deal with them. As promised, below are a few more, including ways to troubleshoot. Keep in mind that the diamond core bit, as with any tool, should be handled with utmost care, taking [...]

Bottom-line is to minimize overall effect of the building environment on the environment and the human health. Greener structures or green building is geared towards responsible and resource-efficient construction of a structure with utmost consideration of the environment.  The designer, architect and the engineer works hand in hand to ensure that the building is environmentally efficient [...]

Safety is the first and top priority in any construction project.  In the United States alone, 6.5 million workers are working at any given day in almost 250 thousand job sites across the nation.  Fatal injury is highest in the construction industry as compared to any industry for this matter.  Although saw blades are not [...]

Bricks are naturally durable.  Since the olden times, bricks were already used in building houses, roads and even bridges.  The Romans built roads that are still being used today.  You would see old houses in other countries made out of bricks and are still standing strong today.  Even though they didn't had diamond tools such [...]

Texas is well known for its Fajitas, chili and barbeque grilled food.  With its deep roots of Hispanic and Mexican influences, Texas is indeed a home for good grub and great servings.  If you are in another state and you just want a Texan inspired kitchen, you can do it even if you have a [...]

A brick is a ceramic material used in building, pavements and block paving.  Although used in building houses that have withstand the test of time, bricks also have limitations.  Some don’t use bricks when they know that they are inside an earthquake prone area.  Bricks can easily crumble in a time such as this.  Likewise [...]

During one of his published interviews, “Total Recall”Director, Len Wiseman said that his approach with the movie was to build practical sets wherever possible. “Of course, there’s a lot of CG in this movie, because there are certain things you just simply can’t do,” he notes. “But if you can make it real, then I [...]

The goal of the filmmaker is to create and make the viewers believe the reality behind the illusion that they have created.  They recreate the place in such a way that it would look like it was a real place in our world today or in centuries past.  Creating this illusion is possible through construction [...]

You don’t have to be a professional builder to achieve a perfect hole.  Your skills and your drilling machine is not the answer to your dilemma of drilling.  Using the right diamond core bit for the right job is the secret ingredient to pull off a perfect hole. Drilling on walls, tiles, floors, concrete, glass [...]

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