Orders of architecture are like ancient rules of thumb for design
Feb 5 2019
Two types of tapes for two air sealing applications
Feb 4 2019
Interior membranes can be part of a high-performance wall assembly as a vapor retarder or as part of an air barrier system
Feb 1 2019
Stop air and water leaks at the side of windows by sealing the flange to the sheathing
Jan 22 2019
Drive a nail in the valley and patch it
Jan 13 2019
The new hardy frame CFS picture frame: no other seismic system stacks up
Dec 28 2018
Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
Dec 27 2018
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof
Dec 26 2018
All complex assemblies involving multiple trades demand the critical, and constant, focus of supervisors. Where one trade ends and another begins must show continuity. If you do not build redundancy into the system, you are building in risk.
Dec 22 2018
Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.
Dec 20 2018
Finish the window flashing by overlapping the top over the side pieces.
Dec 18 2018
The IRC is a thick book, but there is relatively little aimed at decks. A few sections have a few sentences dedicated to construction of safe and durable decks.
Dec 13 2018
Finger-saving safety features are finally available on the jobsite. Just in time for a labor shortage, right? (Part 3)
Dec 8 2018
Planning the plumbing, pre-fitting pipe, and a series of foam spacers take the pain out of a potential remodeling pain in the neck
Dec 8 2018
A relatively quick and simple method for cleaning up your tablesaw cuts
Dec 3 2018
Glue and screw the second subfloor layer to make a rock-solid insulated floor in a slab on grade home