Why a rain screen wall is important to the energy and durability detailing on a Passive House.
A Latin American look at concrete, cane, and tropical hardwood
The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday
OMG, the Ogee is an angle!
No nails required.
9 Great sawhorse designs for whatever your needs are.
Furring the inside of masonry walls makes room for wires and can significantly improve the R-value
It's easy to air seal the middle of the wall where there are no gaps, cracks, or joints. The edges are a different story, especially when one edge is wood and the other is concrete.
Regular walls just won't cut it anymore. Higher-achieving energy codes mean higher-performance walls, airtightness targets, and home energy rating system (HERS) scores. Here are six improvement targets to shoot for.