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The Power of Processes

Imagine going to your doctor and telling her what your ailment is only for her to reply, "Well, what medicine do you want me to...

Does My Block Wall Need Rebar?

Most of the time, the answer will be yes. Concrete and masonry don't withstand tension. Tension, simply defined, is stretching. We...

Do You Even Want This Job?

"Tell me why I should hire you to do this job." That's what I was asked one time. A few times. What should I have said? What would...

The 10,000 Hours Rule*

You have probably heard of "The 10,000 Hours Rule." The short version states that, "ten thousand hours is the magic number of...

Where Should I Build My New BBQ?

Choosing the perfect location for your new back yard barbecue isn't as simple as many first imagine. Besides traffic flow, the issue of...

Women Have Legs? What?

When I first started learning the masonry profession, one to the first things I had to memorize was how to tell one block from another,...

Window Infill

Today we helped a homeowner who is in the middle of a major full-house remodel remove an unwanted bathroom window and fill the space in...

Welcome to Blocktown News!

If you wonder where the name Blocktown comes from, well, it's got nothing to do with Minecraft! The original Blocktown is actually...