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Concrete & Masonry

  • Common Callbacks

    What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior, framing or drywall details, there is no shortage of errors to avoid.

     
  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough

     
  • Tapco InSpire Aledora Roofing Tiles

    They look like slate but weigh a lot less

     
  • Replacing a Wooden Gutter (Subscriber content)

    A bowed, sagging wall complicated this custom repair.

     
  • Insulating Cathedral Ceilings (Subscriber content)

    JLC executive editor Clayton DeKorne explores some practical solutions to prevent call backs and boost energy performance.

     
  • Soldering Seams (Subscriber content)

    Regardless of the iron or tip used, soldering requires some prep work. Make sure that the tip is clean and that the four facets are flat and meet at a sharp point.

     
  • Better Results With Vinyl (Subscriber content)

    A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl siding. How to identify better-quality products, and minimize problems by using sound installation and repair techniques.

     
  • At wide spots in the trench, the foam is poured to a consistent thickness against a sheet of OSB.

    Retrofit Exterior Foundation Insulation (Subscriber content)

    Is there a minimally invasive, cost-competitive, easily deployable method of upgrading soil-side foundation insulation in existing buildings? Read on.

     
  • On Site With Liquid Flash (Subscriber content)

    We try out Huber's Zip System Liquid Flash on a few windows that we were installing, as well as on pipe penetrations, to see how it performs.

     
  • Tips for Optimizing Your Website Navigation (Subscriber content)

    Tips on how to optimize your website navigation to help your audience—as well as the search engines—find your valuable content more easily.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking