Video, Photos // Concrete & Masonry

The Tale of a Tropical Terrazzo Driveway as Built in Ecuador

An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces  

details // Roofing, WRB & Flashing

Flashing a Wood-Framed Chimney w/a Copper Cricket Cap

Flashing a wood-framed chimney is like flashing a dormer, except there’s no roof behind it. Without protection, water can leak into the joint and rot your walls to direct uphill water away

Podcasts // Best Practices

Science: 7 Minutes of BS (Building Science Syncopated)

Science explains the natural world with a disciplined method of repeatable—and verifiable—questions, experiments, and answers  

Article // Safety

What To Do After a Hurricane: A Pro’s Guide To Recovery

Tend to yourself and to immediate danger—and then start planning your comeback party

Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry, Windows & Doors, Insulation & Air Sealing, Drywall, Tile & Flooring

Transparent Aluminum and 9 Other Construction Technologies that Are Coming Down the Pike

In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.

details // Paints, Glues, & Sealants, Insulation & Air Sealing, Kitchens & Baths

Seal Holes from Pipes and Wires

An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...

details // WRB & Flashing, Windows & Doors

A Window Install in a Thick ZIP Wall

The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.

YouTube // Trimwork & Cabinetry

Why do My Miters Suck?

  Two reasons: you're not paying attention, or you're doing it wrong  

Photos // Windows & Doors

Windows Into Latin America

Are windows the eyes of a home, or a gateway to its soul? 

Video // Framing

Framing tip: Wood Moves, Toilets Don't

What's worse than a plumber with a Sawzall? A carpenter who causes it.

YouTube // Safety

Safety On the Job Begins at the Top

If you don't create a culture of smart and safe work practices, who will?

Video // Windows & Doors, Trimwork & Cabinetry

The Gruesome Tale of FrankenDoor

Some original bones and mashed up meat make a door whose secret is safe

Video // Editor's Notes

Media Workflow Tip: Belt and Suspenders

Belt, suspenders, clean underwear, and a long-tail t-shirt just to make sure.

Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry, Framing

The Model ReModel Show: A Humpy Bumpy Foundation

Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front