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Concrete & Masonry

  • With its uncanny knack for backstopping out-of-control vehicles, the historic New Boston Store has provided repair work for generations of local carpenters. Its located at a sharp bend in the road, tight against a bridge.

    Roadside Attraction (Subscriber content)

    This historic Massachusetts store is a magnet for out-of-control vehicles

     
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    Dressing Up A Garage Door (Subscriber content)

    Wooden “skins” add a classy touch to an insulated steel overhead door

     
  • Three-Coat Stucco Over Foam

    Traditional cement-based stucco can be applied over rigid foam, as long as you get the details right

     
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    Upgrading the WRB With a Drainage Mat (Subscriber content)

    Installing one of these membranes can help prevent rot behind stone and masonry veneers

     
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    Self-Adhered Housewrap

    BlueskinVP serves as both housewrap and air barrier

     
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    Rotproof Doors

    Masonite's "Lemieux Torrefied Collection" doors are treated to resist heat, cold, and moisture

     
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    Lightweight Roof Tiles

    Quarrix Composite Tiles weigh a lot less than concrete and clay and come in six colors

     
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    Skylift Roof Risers

    A simple way to add a patio roof cover

     
  • Built-Up Exterior Trim

    Solutions for building up trim to better complement the thickness of cedar shingles

     
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    No-Rot Ledger

    The Deck Ledger system consists of extruded aluminum ledger boards and joist hangers

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking