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  • OSB Subfloor Over Decking?

    Q: We're building a four-season addition over an existing raised deck framed with PT lumber. Is it okay to install OSB subfloor sheathing directly over the wood decking, or should the decking be removed first?

  • Cupped Hardwood Flooring

    Q: Can moisture condense on the back of a prefinished hardwood floor above an uninsulated crawlspace and cause cupping? The flooring was installed over 15-pound asphalt felt and an OSB subfloor; poly covers the ground underneath the dry and ventilated crawlspace of the 2-year-old home.

  • Floor Level of the Garage

    Q: Can the floor of an attached garage be at the same elevation as the floor of adjacent living space, or does there have to be a step down into the garage?

  • Drying a Stone Cellar

    Letting the water run through keeps this 200-year-old basement dry.

  • MBS is the New Black

    SECURITIZATION IS EVERYTHING for the government-sponsored enterprises. Investor interest in the Fannie Mae Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) program continues to heat up, lowering spreads and driving more competition between the agencies.

  • Setting Up a Storefront

    Setting up a storefront

  • On the Job

    Making porch floorboards last; door-finishing jig; a simple tent

  • Hitachi Nailers and Staplers

    Hitachi has entered the floor-fastening market with five new nailers and staplers.

  • Deep Traps

    My client's kitchen sink has a shallow 6-inch-deep bowl, and the drain connection is located in the wall rather than the floor. She would like to replace the sink with one that has a much deeper bowl, but that will place the bottom of the bowl at nearly the same level as the drain opening. Is it...

  • On the Job

    Timber-frame look for a stick-frame addition; adding a border to a hardwood floor