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More stories about Cement

  • Cutting The Dust From Fiber Cement

    Specialized tools make for cleaner air and a healthier crew.

  • JLC Extra: Cutting Fiber Cement - Sources of Supply and Information

    This list contains links to various related sources: manufacturers mentioned in the story; makers of circular blades; other articles about safe cutting practices; and MSDS sheets for fiber cement.

  • On the Job

    Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer

  • Decorative Shingling With Fiber Cement

    Pattern shingles can be efficiently produced on site from fiber-cement lap siding.

  • PacTool International Siding Gauges

    Hang fiber-cement siding by yourself and guarantee the right exposure with a pair of Siding Gauges from PacTool.

  • Malco Products TSF2 Backerboard Shear

    Cement-based tile backers are optimistically labeled 'score and snap,' but skinny and curving cuts can be difficult.

  • On the Job

    A weathertight basement door; matching asbestos siding

  • Letters

    Fiber-cement clip; more on employee theft of clients; attic-ventilation misconceptions; more

  • Letters

    Attic temperatures and asphalt shingles; cynicism vs. basic economics; when employees compete

  • Do Fiber-Cement Butt Joints Have to Be Caulked?

    Q: The clients on an upcoming project are interested in installing fiber-cement siding, but they're concerned about how the butt joints will look. While they don't expect the tight-fitting seams characteristic of wooden clapboards, they also don't like the look of wide caulked joints. Is there a...