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More stories about Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

  • Framing a Curved Porch

    Laminated beams and PVC trim round off the corner on a new porch for a historic building

  • 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...

  • Substituting Synthetic Roof Underlayments for Housewrap

    Q: After stripping the original siding from a 30-year-old house, I'm being asked to re-side with 4x8 and 4x9 fiber-cement panels designed to look like stucco. The installation instructions permit caulking at the vertical joints, but call for Z-flashing at

  • Products

    Fiber-cement siding clips; dune-friendly decking; drywall & accessories; ridge vents; masonry

  • Bamboo Floor Not as Hard as Claimed?

    Lightweight pneumatic hose; paint for fiber cement; wet-dry central vac; landscaping products; metal stairs; fire prevention products

  • Painting Fiber-Cement Siding

    Q. Fiber-cement siding comes primed. Can I go straight to a top coat? What's the best paint to use?

  • Letters

    Crawlspace insulation & fire codes, nail gun injuries, fiber-cement siding