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More stories about Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC

  • Common Callbacks

    What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior, framing or drywall details, there is no shortage of errors to avoid.

  • Brick Veneer That Works

    Despite the inherent strength of brick, a brick veneer wall is not invulnerable during a storm. If the wind blows hard enough, poorly secured brick veneer can literally crumble. And because bricks and mortar are porous, they can transmit moisture to the main wall if that wall has not been properly...

  • Insulation That Works

    In more than 25 years of consulting with builders on ways to avoid callbacks, Steve Easley has spent his time solving problems related the heat and moisture transfer, because this is where builders — even very good builders who deliver well-appointed homes to the coastal elite — most often get...

  • Air Leaks: Hidden Moisture Movers

    Along the coast where wind-blown rain is a regular weather feature, it's no surprise to builders that the exterior of a home must be carefully detailed to manage water. Properly installed housewrap and flashing are the key elements of an effective water-resistive barrier. But rainwater is not the...

  • Hubbell Lighting to Build New Headquarters

    has selected Greenville, SC as the location for the company's new headquarters. The company is presently based in Spartanburg, SC, near Greenville. Hubbell will invest $25 million in this new facility to be completed in late 2006. It will house a product demonstration showroom, an international...

  • Common Callbacks

    Callbacks typically result from three things: poor design, faulty construction, or the actions of a clueless homeowner. While this is true everywhere, coastal environments are a whole lot less forgiving of such errors. Wind-driven rain and infrequent drying opportunities can drive moisture deep...

  • Letters

    Options for damping household noise; certification for building designers; correcting stucco weep detail; more on unvented crawlspaces

  • Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows

    Whether you’re trying to eliminate condensation in cold weather or solar gain in hot weather, or both, there’s a window that fits the bill. An energy expert makes sense out of the variety of glass coatings, edge spacers, and frame materials, and helps you choose the right window for your climate.

  • Special Report: Insect Infestations in Buried Foam

    Rigid foam insulation used below grade provides hidden pathways for termites and carpenter ants, and makes it impossible to chemically treat the foundation. We examine the problem, the costs, and possible solutions.

  • Resources

    Roof truss book, well & septic guide, energy-efficient remodeling