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ACMV has been increasing in popularity as a cladding on mid-range and high-end homes for the last decade, and many of these homes are now showing signs of water-damage because the ACMV wasn’t installed correctly the first time. To avoid water damage, treat faux stone like stucco.
Make sure you get the water-management details right the first time around
I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses.
Reducing indoor humidity was a critical first step.
Q: We ordered preprimed HardiePlank lap siding to finish a project, but when it was delivered, we discovered that the backs were left unprimed. Normally, we back-prime wood clapboards, but I'm not sure this step is needed with fiber-cement siding, and the manufacturer's Web site is mute on the...
A properly flashed water-resistant drainage plane is essential when installing stone veneer over a wood-framed wall.
Q: The clients on an upcoming project are interested in installing fiber-cement siding, but they're concerned about how the butt joints will look. While they don't expect the tight-fitting seams characteristic of wooden clapboards, they also don't like the look of wide caulked joints. Is there a...
Experience may be the best teacher, but when it comes to matters of job-site safety, sometimes it’s better to learn from someone else’s. Here are 11 cautionary tales from JLC readers.
Nothing like rolling the shop to the job to slash setup time. A GC tells how he built a custom saw trailer with a 14-inch radial arm saw, a large-capacity air compressor, and tons of storage space.
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