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All Foundations & Framing Articles

  • QuickTie Anchor and Cable System

    QuickTie is an anchor-and-cable system for use in seismic areas or where builders have to meet a 90-mph wind code.

     
  • USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies

    Designed for embedding rebar or threaded rod into masonry, USP’s two-part epoxies include targeted formulas for nearly every jobsite condition.

     
  • Concrete Lumber Co. Posts, Beams, Joists, and Decking

    Half the weight of standard concrete by volume and able to flex like wood without cracking, Concrete Lumber components are made from a patented lightweight concrete reinforced with pre-stressed wire.

     
  • A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes (Subscriber content)

    Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s durability, energy use, and indoor air quality. Myron Ferguson explains how drywall can be an important part of the air barrier of an enclosure.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows (Subscriber content)

    Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing poses some unique challenges.

     
  • Building Structural Brackets for a Balcony Deck (Subscriber content)

    Specialty building components expert Mike Rand provides pointers on constructing structural brackets for a balcony deck.

     
  • Q&A: Creating a Walk Out Basement

    How do you protect the footing and foundation from frost in a very cold climate that has a doorway in the foundation for a walk out?

     
  • This list applies to new construction or a structural remodeling job. Your Job Start Package should be customized to the type of work your company does.

    How to Conduct a Job Start Review (Subscriber content)

    If you work with employees or subs, you need to be clear about what, exactly, the project entails and when it's expected to be completed. Everyone needs to understand. This job start package lays it all out.

     
  • JLC May Letters

    Tips for soldering a lap seam; the usefulness of the GRK lap harness; and the future of vocational training.

     
  • Is Tyvek worth the Price?

    With housewrap, you often get what you pay for

     
  • Slideshow - An Insulated Roof Parapet

    EIFS cladding helps a Brooklyn contractor meet the challenge of achieving Passive House EnerPhit insulation standards for a masonry addition.

     
  • Feds Find Chinese Drywall Health Risk

    A Centers for Disease Control report says that sulfur emissions from defective Chinese-made drywall could indeed cause respiratory symptoms.

     
  • Insulating a Roof Parapet

    To keep a masonry wall within the conditioned envelope, crews wrap the building’s rooftop parapet into the building’s EIFS exterior.

     
  • Video Series - High Tech Drywall

    In this seven-part video series, JLC contributor and JLC Live presenter, Myron Ferguson, introduces the latest types of drywall and demonstrates some tips and tricks for working with them.

     
  • Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing

    In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing.

     
  • Deck Collapse While Showing House Ruins Realtor's Day

    For a New Jersey real estate agent, a residential deck failure came at the worst possible moment: while she was showing the house to a buyer.

     
  • Working With Flexible Flashing (Subscriber content)

    Some contractors still don’t understand how to get the most out of these products. Here are some tips for installations that stand firm for the long haul.

     
  • How to Safely Frame a Roof on the Ground (Subscriber content)

    To eliminate the danger and discomfort of framing and shingling a roof, Lee McGinley takes the task to the ground.

     
  • Creating a New Foundation for an Old House (Subscriber content)

    Lifting and resupporting an early-1800s home on a tight site.

     
 
 
 
 
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