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Concrete & Masonry

  • Building Above-Code Walls (Subscriber content)

    Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in four different ways.

     
  • Marvin Windows and Doors Automated Exterior Shading System

    Marvin's shading system can be fitted to a range of the company's windows, is invisible when retracted, and fully integrates into the frame. Plus, the motor can be controlled via an iPad or iPod app.

     
  • Thermal Imaging With a Blower Door (Subscriber content)

    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.

     
  • Broan Nu-Tone Best WPD39M Series Outdoor Range Hood

    UL listed for use in damp locations, the Best WPD39M Series Range Hood is designed to be installed outdoors in a covered patio or lanai area.

     
  • Best Practices: Continuous Exterior Insulation (Subscriber content)

    A guide to selecting and installing rigid foam on walls.

     
  • Roof moss may look benign and even quaint on roof shingles, but left unchecked, it can cause severe damage both inside and outside a home.

    Damage From Roof Moss (Subscriber content)

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

     
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    Tapco Group Foundry Stacked Stone Collection

    This vinyl siding is cast in molds made from North Carolina quarried stone to create the look of stone without the cost.

     
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    Greenskin Envelope Seal

    This 17-mil polyethylene material makes quick work of flashing pipe penetrations.

     
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    Best Practices: Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer (Subscriber content)

    ACMV has been increasing in popularity as a cladding on mid-range and high-end homes for the last decade, and many of these homes are now showing signs of water-damage because the ACMV wasn’t installed correctly the first time. To avoid water damage, treat faux stone like stucco.

     
  • Stick-on stone worse than EIFS?

    The wall failures associated with adhered concrete masonry veneer (ACMV) are mounting and could dwarf the problems once associated with synthetic stucco.

     
 
 
 
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