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  • Does Drenched Insulation Dry Out

    Q: A winter's worth of rain fell on a large hillside home we're building before we could complete the roof. Though we tarped the project, rainwater seeped through the first-floor decking and into the floor framing of a basement wine cellar. I suspect that

  • Persistent Mildew

    Q: Twelve years ago, we sided a house with vertical-grain cedar treated with a solid oil stain. When mildew started to appear, we were asked to return and apply a second coat of stain. The house cleaned up nicely when we washed it with a bleaching solutio

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Cooking; tiling

  • Soundings

    Lift-and-Slide Doors ~ Crawlspace Mold

  • How Strong Are SIPs?

    Q: In a SIP, how secure is the bond between the OSB skin and the EPS (expanded polystyrene) core? Can this bond be compromised by water infiltration or insect damage, or could the insulated core deteriorate over time? If that bond were to fail, it seems to me the whole structure would fall apart...

  • Products

    Surface protection; mold fighters; accessibility; efficient lighting

  • Letters

    Ventilation Fan Sources - Detailing Crawlspaces - Mold Remediation

  • Genuine Mold

    It doesn't take a Category 5 hurricane to create a huge mold problem. Mold is rampant throughout the East and Gulf Coast regions. But coastal contractors need to know that mold is not toxic and does not cause diseases. It is simply an allergen that has to be dealt with accordingly.

  • Staying Informed Can Keep You Out of Trouble

    You can get yourself in a lot of trouble in our industry by thinking you know what you really don't.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Decorative hardware; tile-setting problem-solvers