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Other stories by Clayton DeKorne

  • Can the Housing Market Recover?

    Sales of newly built homes surged last month to the highest level since 2008. But overall the housing market's slipped.

  • QuietWalk Floor Underlayment

    Also available in 360-square-foot contractor rolls, this synthetic substrate for laminate floors is designed to inhibit sound transmission.

  • Drone Building Inspections

    The future is now: Inspectors turn to small, flying robots to scope out buildings.

  • Working With Foam Subfloor Adhesive

    The pros and cons of working with DAP SmartBond polyurethane subfloor adhesive, which goes on like foam sealant but collapses to a sticky gel.

  • Blasting Holes in Houses

    It's not as fun as a beer cannon, but it might lead to more tornado-resistant homes.

  • Mixed Reality: The Future of Building Design?

    Is augmented reality just a smart-phone party trick or could it be solace for an increasingly populated planet?

  • Clients from Hell

    Adam Shaf says a dispute with his former clients stems from them "not paying us for work, not because of poor workmanship."

  • Mapping Green Space

    The EPA's EnviroAtlas provides a one-stop reference for identifying everything from population density and rainfall to "impaired waterways" and acid-rain concentrations.

  • 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.

  • Save the Trades

    Ottawa, Illinois high-school students shine in national spotlight for protesting the cut of building trades training.