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Deep Energy Retrofit: Insulation and Thermal Decoupling

Philip Armand explores how to dial-in insulation levels in a deep energy retrofit,... More

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Adding Water to Joint Compound?

For a smoother mix with fewer bubbles, drywall pro Lydia Crowder recommends adding... More

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Resurrecting a Sagging Roof

Jake Lewandowski saves a failing home addition. More

Right-Sizing Deck Beams

Mike Guertin breaks down how to read the new code tables and adjustments for... More

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Installing a Precast Shower Floor

Rich Balland walks us through the installation of a relatively affordable... More

Replacing a Balcony Floor

Manny Silva breaks down how he solved a leaky problem. More

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A Foundation Designed for a Wet Site

A grade beam footing supported by 59 helical piers allows this concrete foundation... More

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Sleuthing Out Moisture

Zeroing in on the causes of elevated moisture in buildings More

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A Framing Trick for Retrofitting a Wide Door

Gary Striegler breaks down how his crew supported the exterior wall before opening... More

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Smart Joint Detail for Engineered Siding

Tim Uhler has a fast, low-maintenance alternative to messy sealants at the butt... More

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