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More stories about Joints

  • Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

    To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly.

  • November 2014 Letters

    Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints

  • Better Results With Vinyl

    A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl siding. How to identify better-quality products, and minimize problems by using sound installation and repair techniques.

  • Fixing a Botched Stucco Job

    Late last year, a couple called me about some leaking windows on the back of their 5-year-old stucco house. My company hadn't built the home; it was part of a tract development in Southeastern Pennsylvania thrown up during the recent housing boom.

  • Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments

    Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds.

  • Fast Job-Site Joinery

    Finish carpentry is all about making joints quickly and accurately.

  • Collins Tool Mitertite Jig

    The Mitertite makes miter joints in window and door casing that stay tight over time.

  • Specifying Drywall Finishes

    A Level 5 finish may prevent callbacks in areas of high visibility, but it's not always necessary.

  • Inlaying Ceramic Tile in a Wood Floor

    To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint.

  • Preventing Gaps in PVC Trim

    Q: I've completed a couple of projects with cellular PVC trim boards, and in both of them wide gaps have opened up in the joints even though we used both glue and nails during installation. Is there a way to prevent these gaps from occurring?