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  • Notebook

    Harvard remodeling report analyzed, up-to-the-minute satellite weather for contractors, buildings damaged by swelling coal ash, questions about masonry wall strength, older U.S. homes too leaky, skid-steer accidents, California demands lower-VOC paint

  • Letters

    More on heating with water heaters, steel stud comments, AIA contract, window energy-cost correction, in praise of crushed stone

  • Q&A: Solid Floor Blocking

    Q: In the search for a bounce-free floor, does either solid blocking or cross-bridging do anything to reduce the vibration caused by foot traffic? I haven’t been able to sense a difference between blocked or bridged floors and those without blocking or bridging. Consequently, I haven’t used either...

  • By Design: A Cookbook of Exterior Details

    Simple exterior details that increase curb appeal

  • Practical Engineering: Beyond Code: Preventing Floor Vibration

    Reducing floor vibration

  • Letters

    Housewrap debate continues, job-site power tips, commonsense safety, roof framing math

  • Troubleshooting Common Chimney Problems

    Most chimney problems stem from a few root causes, such as improperly mixed mortar and poorly constructed crowns. Unfortunately, once done, the resulting damage can be expensive to repair. A chimney expert shows how to recognize and prevent

  • Letters

    Rake wall layout options, rain screen siding details, charging what the market will bear

  • Strictly Business: Finding Good Help

    How to find good employees

  • Letters

    Fiber-cement corners, undercabinet lights, brick veneer details, competitive bidding