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  • Installing Sheet Piles

    When you live on a barrier island, just keeping your little piece of real estate from washing away is a constant struggle. Fred Sprinkle, a foundation and excavation contractor on Dauphin Island, Ala., frequently uses vinyl sheet pilings to keep the ground beneath his clients' homes from ending up...

  • Rejuventating Aged Drywall

    Q: My company is converting a garage with drywall on its walls and ceiling into living space.The joints have been taped with one coat of mud, but some of the tape is dry and loose, and the drywall's paper surface — which was never primed — has darkened an

  • Products

    Panels; metal roofing; insulation

  • Building a Stone Retaining Wall

    Fully settled subsoils, a well-compacted base of crushed stone, and good drainage are essential for long-lasting results.

  • Fixing a Ceiling Stain

    Q. When a leak left water stains on our client's No. 2 pine ceiling, a painter tried to sand and bleach the marks, and then applied a natural oil stain to match the ceiling's clear finish. Unfortunately, the repairs turned a little yellow. What caused this? Is there any way to fix the ceiling now?

  • Is All Drywall Mud the Same?

    Q. My drywall sub's crew members ran out of mud before they were able to finish the third coat of a recent project. But when the local lumberyard delivered three buckets of the familiar green-labeled compound, the two tapers refused to use it and instead drove nearly an hour round-trip to pick up...

  • Foolproof Cure for Wet Basements

    Skip the exterior excavation and waterproofing -- an interior perimeter drainage system can work just as well.

  • On the Job

    Understair pantry; hidden header detail; sturdy deck protection; firmer footing

  • Drywall Art

    Layering drywall is a simple way to dress up an otherwise boring surface.

  • Protecting Doors and Windows In Wet Climates

    To fend off rot, treat wood with borates and epoxy coatings, keep jambs and sills elevated, and provide ventilation wherever you can.