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Other stories by Clayton DeKorne

  • Stucco That Works

    Done well, traditional three-coat stucco should be impervious to water, but the demands of schedule and budget have pushed many builders to opt for less durable one-coat stucco claddings and have enticed applicators to take shortcuts that compromise the integrity of otherwise good stucco. To remedy...

  • Design: Small Is Beautiful

    Small Is Beautiful

  • From the Editor

    Gulf Fixation

  • Selecting Windows for Coastal Homes

    All windows worth buying should carry a valid warranty and meet basic structural and thermal performance measures. On the coast, however, strong winds and blowing rain make it imperative that windows meet even more stringent performance requirements. Editor Clayton DeKorne sorts through the...

  • Interview: Point of Focus

    GB General Contractors dodged a bullet when Rita roared to town. The second Category 5 hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 hurricane season moved north, sparing the Pearland community of the greater Houston metropolis a direct hit. Owner Gil Boyles breathed a sigh of relief - one born of...

  • From the Editor: No Big Easy Answers

    No Big Easy Answers

  • Backdoor: The Wind Watchers

    The Wind Watchers

  • From the Editor

    We Know How to Do This

  • Piling it On

    Storm surge can exert pressures against pilings in the hundreds or even thousands of pounds per square foot. Post-storm analysis may result in new design standards for oceanfront homes.

  • Weather­Tight Exteriors

    Keeping Moisture Out of Oceanfront Homes