A three-part series on keeping water out of control joints in an aestheticly pleasing manner
"This is the most important part to waterproof because this is the place where all the water will end up and it might leak if not done correctly."
A reusable gun that delivers a top-notch bead of sealant with very little waste
A little soap makes the goop workable and some fine sand makes it less goopy
Sealing the joints between slabs is critical to the longevity of concrete
A secret weapon in the war on loose joints: 2P-10 a two-part glue that dries in ten seconds.
An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...
The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls.
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
With blower door tests in the building code, it is up to more than just the insulators or the GC to deliver results: many trades have a stake.
The biggest hole in the bathroom
How much stronger is a house with key parts glued and nailed together rather than just nailed together?
Water and air leaks in a building shell are difficult enough to detail on simple buildings. Complex structures can cause headaches for builders, remodelers, and architects who don't pick up their pens and trace at the design stage.
News Flash: Drywall can be an air barrier
Retiling a tub surround is a common remodeling project because tubs have a track record for quitting early
Repairing a cracked and sinking concrete pool patio and it's adjoining concrete slab walkway by injecting high-density foam under it
The humble drop cloth, protector of floors and furniture from paint drips and sawdust and fragments of fiberglass like stiffer bits of spiderweb ...
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.