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  • Best-Practice Energy Upgrades

    Here are five cost-effective ways to cut energy costs in new construction and remodels.

  • A Quick Cure for Problem Soils

    Surprise soils can complicate any project. When the excavation turns up weak or expansive clay, this low-strength ready-mix fill can provide a stable base for the foundation without busting the budget.

  • Notebook

    Leaky condos lead to builder fees; cellulose fibers dramatically reduce stucco cracks; failing septic systems spawn class-action suit; new precut SIPs; expansive soils wreak havoc with floor slabs; labor unions go after non-union workers in Boston

  • Notebook

    Street-side garages banned in Portland, beware the Formosan termite, drywall dust hazard, patenting architectural ideas, new masonry code, recycling old shingles

  • K&B Problem-Solvers

    This selection of products will help you design, install, and customize functional, attractive kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Notebook

    Coping with the labor shortage, water heater failures, higher fly ash content in concrete, new home ventilation standard

  • Toolbox: Cordless Drill for Tight Corners

    A cordless drill for tight corners

  • Notebook

    Remodelers lobby Washington, Y2K fix for QuickBooks, EPA cracks down on lead paint, bad siding suit decided, energy code trade-offs

  • Notebook

    Building boom woes, fiberglass batts pass air leak tests, Colorado permit fee dispute, deducting your computer

  • Framing Rake Walls

    You don’t have to be a math genius to figure the angles on gable end studs. A Colorado builder explains his simple system for laying out and cutting rake walls.