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  • Prepping for Outdoor Patio Tile Installation

    Detail the substrate properly for a long-lasting floor.

  • Flashing a Curved Window With Straight Flashing

    How do you flash around a curved window when all you have is straight flashing tape?

  • Creating a New Foundation for an Old House

    Lifting and resupporting an early-1800s home on a tight site.

  • Tile Doorway Detail

    Q: Tile Doorway Detail When there's an entry between an exterior tiled deck and an interior living space, how should the threshold be detailed so that the doorway doesn't leak? My client uses a wheelchair and would like the interior and exterior floors to be in approximately the same plane.

  • Acriglas Pastel Panels

    The Acriglas Acrylic Panels now include the Pastel Frost line of acrylic sheets. Adding to the 11 shades that already exist, the 12 additional pastel colors can be creatively incorporated into architectural applications, as a backlit detail for example. Available in a variety of sizes and...

  • Acriglas Acrylic Panels

    The Acriglas Acrylic Panels now include 12 additional pastel colors that can be creatively incorporated into architectural applications, as a backlit detail for example. Available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and translucencies, this series is ideal for use when tempered glass is not...

  • 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...

  • Tiling a Flangeless Tub

    Q: What's the best way to detail the joint between a deck-mounted tub that lacks an integral tiling flange and the tiled tub surround so that it won't leak?

  • On the Job

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

  • Getting Quality From Fiberglass Insulation

    To get the most from fiberglass batts, you have to start thinking about insulation at the framing stage and coordinate with other subcontractors. An insulation contractor explains.