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19 cmu Stories
Concrete Block Style
"Units — CMU for short, but also known as concrete blocks or cinder blocks — are basically... examples of CMU in the landscape and in the built environment--great to see these images... s for CMU, just depends on us to push the envelope. Thanks for all the comments... reference to CMU walls. They used the blocks on just about every house (below shot is one... look that CMU's give these structures! I live in a 1950's single-story cinderblock home..."
Cool Your House (and Costs) With the Right Insulation
Insulation offers one of the best paybacks on your investment in your house. Here are some types to discuss with your contractor
"called CMU (Concrete Masonry Units). If they are 8 inches high by 16 inches long... walls are CMU, then they're possibly cement parged and you won't have to worry about... have open CMU block walls in some spots, other spots are still covered. There was some... understand the CMU block you speak of, thin stuff on inside wall, then red brick on outside... The CMU Block (the new stuff) is Poraver infused lightweight kind so it is very..."
In Austin, a Backyard Wall Provides More Than Privacy
Designers solve a common privacy problem — and create some unexpected play — with a clever screening solution
Houzz Tour: Cinderella Story in Pittsburgh
People and Pets Bring Interior Photos to Life
Even the best-designed room can look hollow when it's not occupied. Add people and animals to spark interest in your interior shots
Ecofriendly Fire Pits: Casting Backyard Campfires in a New Light
Wood burning may be discouraged — even illegal in places — but that needn't mean forsaking the fire pit. Try one of these alternatives
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
Choosing a Deck: Plastic or Wood?
Get the pros and cons of wood, plastic, composite and more decking materials, plus a basic price comparison
7 Out-of-the-Box Retaining Wall Ideas
Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Get the best of both worlds with a kitchen that can hide or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
"Masonry Unit CMU is the most common building block masons use these days. CMU stands for... to as CMU on architectural plans. Laypeople tend to refer to CMU as cinder block... concrete in a CMU. Bricks are also generally smaller (about 3 by 8 by 2 inches) and red,... sometimes see CMU exposed as the finish material, as shown here, concrete block is often..."
Regional Modern: Stunning Innovations in Los Angeles
"solid CMU (concrete masonry blocks), making external electricity inevitable. Exposed..."
Lessons of the Eameses
Regional Modern: Oregon Homes Respond to the Landscape