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Coastal Connection goes on site to see the wells drilled for a geothermal heating and cooling retrofit.
Coastal Connection goes on site with New England Soundproofing in Boston’s South End to see how the crew soundproofs a wall separating a condo stairwell from the unit next door.
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New BSC seminars beginning this fall.
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Mike Sloggatt answers questions about the use of weather resistant barriers with masonry veneer and rigid foam exterior insulation.
Mike Sloggatt looks at liquid-applied coatings, then demonstrates how well all of the various weather resistant barriers he's talked about in the series shed water that gets behind the siding.
In this third segment of a four-part series, veteran Remodeling Show presenter Mike Sloggatt continues his discussion of the pros and cons of modern weather resistant barriers, including self-adhering membranes and integrated sheathing panels.
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In the opening segment of this 5-part series, veteran JLC Live presenter, Mike Sloggatt, takes a look at the history of moisture and air management in exterior walls.
A low close ratio could signal a sales problem. But it might also mean that you are pursuing too many of the wrong kind of leads. In this session of Do the Math, we look at what makes for a “Qualified Lead” and how you can identify them.
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