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  • In the News

    New ventilation standard, economics of OSB prices, ICFs resist test blasts, after the California fires, green building products

  • First Time Out With ICFs

    Foam forms can save time and money while providing a superior finished product. The key, an ICF newcomer reports, is providing strong connections and plenty of bracing.

  • Working With Shotcrete

    Pneumatically applied concrete isn't just for big commercial projects. A specialty concrete contractor describes the process and explains how it can save time and effort for home builders

  • Letters

    Better marketing for energy savings, plywood standards, ICF foundations, more

  • My First ICF Foundation

    Foam forms hold the promise of an easily built, energy-efficient foundation — but there is a learning curve. A builder shares his first experience.

  • Products

    Grout removal tool; flooring clamps; foundation drain mat; painter’s tool belt; trackless bi-fold hardware; composite decking; aluminum scaffold planks; more

  • Problem-Solving Products

    Building materials are always changing and so are the tools used to install them. Here’s a look at what’s new and worthy, from foundation to finishes.

  • Waterproofing ICF Foundations

    Even foundations built with insulating concrete forms need to be made water-resistant. A builder shows how he applies a self-adhering membrane to guarantee a dry basement.

  • Crawlspace Ventilation Update

    Most crawlspaces should be carefully sealed, not ventilated. In many areas, however, the codes are still catching up with best practice.

  • Notebook

    Toolmakers battle “tool counterfeiting,” SBCCI foam ban reversed, pressboard roof shingle suit settled, factory- vs. site-built quality and cost, the self-cleaning house