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  • Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

    Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin sheathing, framing, and interior finishes, then correct them once and for all.

  • TVA-ORNL Project Provides a Window on the Payback of Energy Upgrades

    Study finds that modest upgrades in insualtion and HVAC equipment dramatically reduce energy use in warm, humid climates.

  • Stopping Condensation Behind Knee Walls

    Q: A house we built about eight years ago here in Tennessee has ductwork running through the space behind the upstairs knee walls. The exterior side of the framing has been developing condensation, but only in extremely cold weather. There are no vents in

  • Q&A: Venting Bath Fan Into Soffit Not a Good Idea

    Q. It has become common practice in new construction around Nashville to vent bathroom fans into a nearby soffit. One problem is that the vent often gets covered with vinyl or metal soffit because the siding crew doesn't want to cut a hole in the finished

  • Tracking Your Time

    A time card can improve the accuracy of your estimates, cut worker’s comp costs, and increase your profit. A custom builder shares his system.

  • Making EIFS Watertight

    An EIFS installation is only as strong as its weakest details. A veteran EIFS troubleshooter tells how to keep the water out at penetrations.

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    Prefab plumbing access panels, hand-crank fork lift, electric radiant heat panels, nonyellowing clear caulk

  • Q&A: Redwood Stains

    Q: On elevated decks, the redwood decking often causes black streaks on the joists below. How can we prevent this?

  • Q&A: Vented vs. Unvented Crawl Spaces

    Q: Puzzled by conflicting energy advice? We asked our panel experts to help out by summarizing the latest thinking on a number of thorny issues.