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  • No-Callback Carpet Installation

    Though it ultimately comes down to the carpet installer, there are measures the GC can take to ensure a top-notch job. Here’s the lowdown on choosing the right carpet and pad, locating seams, and prepping the site for installation.

  • Success With EIFS

    A team of EIFS investigators and consultants provides advice on the design, materials, and installation details that make for a durable job.

  • Q&A: Underlayment for Resilient Flooring

    Q: Should underlayment for resilient tile be installed perpendicular to the joists, like the subfloor, or parallel to the joists?

  • Q&A: Advantages to 240-Volt Lighting

    Q: I am planning to install new lighting in a warehouse. Are there any advantages, either in installation costs or in operating costs, to installing 240-volt lighting fixtures instead of 120-volt?

  • Laying a Stone Floor

    A custom builder and remodeler describes how her crew cut and laid a sandstone floor.

  • Shopping for Clad-Wood Casement Windows

    JLC staff take a close look at ten windows from national manufacturers.

  • Designing & Testing Forced-Air Systems

    Here are steps you can take to ensure proper sizing and installation of air-conditioning and forced-air heating. Included is a list of detailed specifications that will guarantee state-of-the-art performance.

  • Q&A: Choosing Cellulose Insulation

    Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of dense-pack cellulose versus damp-spray cellulose insulation?

  • Q&A: Particleboard Under Tile

    Q: We will be installing ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen of an existing house. The subfloor consists of 1/2-inch plywood over 3/4-inch particleboard (not OSB). The joists are spaced 16-inches on-center. My plan is to install 1/2-inch cementitious bac

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