I enjoyed the "Pardon Our Dust" remodeling story in the Real Estate section ("Little Pink House Grows Up," June 8). I work with many remodels in my work as an engineer.
This brings me to my pet peeve: You described a certain size of "cement blocks" being poured under the house to reinforce the upper story.
Those were concrete blocks. Cement is only one of the four main ingredients in concrete, the others being sand, gravel and water.