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  • May 2015 Letters

    Smoothing attic cellulose; fire-rated steel- and wood-framed walls; required offset for wood roof shingles; more

  • April 2015 Letters

    Step flashing; air-sealing; buried outlets; framing roofs; uneven insulation; sealed crawlspaces; window flashing; keeping flat-roof drains clear

  • March 2015 Letters

    Readers weigh in on how best to provide high-school graduates access to good-paying, higher-skilled jobs in the trades. Also, read about using Diamond Piers, and how retrofitting houses suits one remodeler's appreciation of history.

  • January 2015 Letters

    Plan for reroofing when installing step flashing and counterflashing on a stucco house

  • December 2014 Letters

    House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high

  • November 2014 Letters

    Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints

  • October Letters

    Installing kitchen cabinets in plane, misclassifying workers, Lowe's lumber-sizing lawsuit

  • JLC April Letters

    Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.

  • Safely Moving a Large Beam With a Forklift

    A reader writes in with concerns about safety on the job when working with forklifts

  • Readers Comment on Decks, Joist Spans, and Faux Stone

    Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13).