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  • Working With Manufactured Stone

    As a veneer on exterior walls or masonry chimneys, manmade stone looks like the real thing, but without the weight and the cost.

  • Shedding Light on Lasers

    If you’re shopping for a laser layout tool but are confused by the variety of products on the market, this article’s for you. We compare cost and performance, and discuss whether a specific type of laser is suitable for the work you do.

  • Q&A: Laminating Over Plastic Laminate

    Q: Is laminating over existing plastic laminate an acceptable practice? If so, what is the best procedure?

  • Getting Started With Brick Veneer

    A brick expert explains what to watch out for when contracting a brick veneer job, from flashing and weep details to properly cleaning the brick at the end of the job.

  • Job-Site Procedure Manuals

    This system of standardized forms, procedures, and construction details ensures good planning and keeps every job running smoothly.

  • Letters

    Competitive bidding pros and cons, manufacturer defends housewrap

  • Notebook

    States ponder adoption of Model Energy Code, on-line building permits, foam adhesives for roof sheathing, true cost of comp claims

  • Installing EPDM Rubber Roofs

    Half-lap, move over. For leak prone flat and low-slope roofs, it’s difficult to beat the cost and performance of this single-ply rubber roofing.

  • Solid Surface Update

    This premium countertop material continues to be difficult to obtain and install without factory training. A Massachusetts remodeler sorts through the confusing array of products and takes a look at the installer certification process.

  • Q&A: Wood Trim with Stucco

    Q: We will soon be building a stuccoed Tudor-style home. Standard practice in our area is to fasten the wood trim directly to the sheathing, then apply a three-coat stucco to the areas formed by the applied trim. How can the trim-stucco joint be detailed to prevent water infiltration?