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  • 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

  • Letters

    Radon check; backfill pressure; Spanish lessons; mold precautions; source for rising hinges; more

  • Backdoor: Katrina by the Numbers

    Katrina by the Numbers

  • Breakline

    Dangerous Demolition - Gulf Renaissance - Insurance Rates to Climb - Named Storms Break the Record

  • Very Old Growth

    Carpenters often lament the scarcity of old-growth wood, which they prize for its dimensional stability and natural rot resistance.