Concrete seems about as straightforward and rugged as any material on site. But the fact is, if you make certain common mistakes during placement, you can end up with a weak finished product. Here are some essential guidelines that will guarantee good work.Read more
This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes techniques for framing the first-floor deck.Read more
Install a tight weather barrier, choose top-quality shingles, and use smart production techniques.Read more
Youíll need a written plan, proper training, and the right equipment to comply with OSHA safety rulesRead more
EMT costs more up front, but it's less likely to get damaged and makes future upgrades a lot easier.Read more
Smarter layouts and right-sized pipes save time, water, and energyRead more
Balancing cooling with humidity control is a tough job in the coastal South. A North Carolina hvac pro explains how the latest generation of cooling equipment meets the challenge.Read more
Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air leaks, here's a procedure you can use to identify the worst leaks in order to tighten the home as cost-effectively as possible.Read more
The financial and litigation costs could kill your business.Read more
These days, people who work with their hands have a tough time getting respect....Read more
Shawn McCadden continues his list of key skills that separate a good carpenter...Read more
Depending on how bad it is, you may need to use a stain-blocking primer before and after applying your texture. Read more
Balanced ventilation minimizes areas of negative pressure that can contribute to sewer gases being drawn inside through an open sewer pipe. Read more
Hammers, pneumatic nailers, and nailing machines all have their pros and cons. Read more
This segment in our three-part stair builders’ series has skilled craftsman Jed...
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In the second segment of this three-part series, JLC Live presenter Peter Heard...