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  • Q&A: Patching Stucco With Mortar

    Q: We blocked over a couple of basement windows in a stuccoed stone foundation wall. What’s the best way to patch the stucco? Can a simple bagged mortar mix be used to cover the block, or do we need to use stucco?

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    Laying subfloor correctly, receptacle wiring

  • Fireplace Hearth Details

    A mason lays out the basics of hearth construction, from code compliance to placing the concrete.

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    Controlling city water pressure, fast framer balances speed with technique

  • Q&A: Preventing Stucco Cracks

    Q: We often get conflicting information from subs about certain stucco details. Specifically, what’s the best way to avoid cracking? Must the scratch coat cure for 48 hours before applying the brown coat, or can the brown coat go on the same day? How long should the scratch coat cure before the...

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    Drug testing defended, home inspector questions the profession’s standards

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  • Stucco Patches

    A stucco specialist tells what it takes to make a repair that’s both durable and well-hidden.

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