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U.S. Gypsum has replaced its Durock backerboard with a version called Durock Next Gen.
Since the volume of acquisition opportunities never materialized as many investors had hoped, all of that pent-up equity on the sidelines is beginning to view new construction as a more attractive option.
Developers are, inherently, eternally optimistic.
As the price of materials such as lumber and concrete continue to fall, many developers are employing an "as-needed" approach to purchasing at the end of the second quarter.
I occasionally receive framing lumber that has some mold on it. Will this mold continue to grow and cause rot once the wood is in the dry? Do I have to clean it off? I'm also concerned about customer perception.
Pedestal supports and preassembled wood tiles simplify installation and maintenance.
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Advanced framing and exterior foam reduce conductive heat loss and provide good air-sealing opportunities.
The LVL beam had been installed in an earlier remodel to replace structural partitions supporting the second floor. Since Cox knew that a flush steel beam could do the job just as well — but invisibly — he offered to include the swap-out in the contract.
We're considering through-bolting LVL lumber to both sides of a steel I-beam. We'd install the resulting composite beam flush at midspan in an existing floor system, with the LVL providing convenient nailing for joist hangers. Can we assume that the combined load-bearing values for LVL and steel...
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