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Concrete & Masonry

  • Marvin Contemporary Doors

    Marvin’s newest window and door styles include doors with narrower stiles and rails, as well as more glass.

     
  • The Coastal Solutions Entry Door

    This multifunctional door has impact glass, multi-point locking hardware, and a stepped wood sill to shed water.

     
  • Video Series: Soffit Venting

    Most of the time soffit venting is done wrong. In this three-part JLC-Live video, Peter Heard explains how to do it right.

     
  • Stucco Parapet Caps - Best Practice

    In general, you are always better to cap your parapet walls with metal rather than stucco'ing over them. But, what if your client or doesn't want that look?

     
  • Studying Moisture in Fat Walls (Subscriber content)

    Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.

     
  • JLC June Letters

    Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws.

     
  • Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation (Subscriber content)

    When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.

     
  • Watertight Replacement Windows

    Flashing windows is not just for new construction. Here are details on how to help prevent window leaks when working around the major types of siding.

     
  • Insulating Outside the Foundation

    Best practices for insulating a foundation.

     
  • Pro Clima Solitex Mento Housewrap

    Vapor migrates in and out by passing along a molecular chain in the membrane.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking