Why this Concrete Block Construction Website?

Block construction of three french doors picture.
Three french door openings for dining room area and kitchen area

Are you seeking in-depth information about block construction homes without mortar? If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place. Our website, www.drystacked.com, is dedicated to sharing knowledge and experience in dry stacked construction. Here, you’ll discover comprehensive text and visuals that guide you through the process, offering valuable steps, tips, and tricks for creating a robust and visually appealing dry stacked home.

What sets us apart from other websites is our hands-on approach. We’ve utilized QuikWall, a surface bonding product, to complete two significant projects: a 51’x31′ work garage and a 2800 square foot house. Our journey involved experimenting with various techniques and identifying the most effective ones, all of which we’ve meticulously documented in the “Dry Stacked Construction Handbook” and the accompanying Videos.

Our goal is to help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure that your home maintains high quality and resale value. Our website will demonstrate how to construct straight and smooth walls with minimal skills. It will emphasize the importance of following the correct sequence of steps for successful dry stacking. For more detailed guidance, we also offer the Book and Videos as invaluable resources.

When you’re ready to embark on your dry stacking project, our website is your ultimate resource for comprehensive information and guidance.

A few concerns this Book will address:

  • Masonry concrete blocks lack perfection. Dry stacking techniques can prevent error accumulation and ensure plumb and straight walls. Setting proper block spacing is important for square and plumb corners.
  • Floor plan dimensions can reduce the number of cut blocks if the plans are in 1/2 concrete block unit dimensions.
  • Standard old masonry concrete blocks provide for thermal mass, low cost, and a minimal number of concrete/rebar filled cells.
  • Surface bonding cement (SBC) provides base color, waterproofing, superior strength, low maintenance, and requires minimal building skills.