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More stories about Walls

  • Advanced Building Products Mortairvent Membrane

    Suitable for all exterior siding applications, this rainscreen technology creates a drainage and ventilation cavity between the weather resistant barrier and the exterior wall.

  • Tips for Building a Double Winder Stair

    In building this double winder stair, remodeler Dave Holbrook used modular boxes to stack one tread and riser at a tim.

  • Damage From Roof Moss

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

  • Bracing Strategies for Wind and Seismic Loads

    Earthquakes and hurricanes act differently on a building. While shearwalls and moment frames are the standard solutions for handling lateral forces on building walls, the job they have to do can vary, depending on whether they’re facing a wind load or a seismic load.

  • Manufactured Shear-Wall Components

    For builders working in seismic zones or hurricane country, any structure has to be designed for lateral loads, the sideways force of wind pressure, or earthquake action. Manufactured shear-wall components can provide a solution for these complex situations.

  • First Time Using R-Sheathing

    This On the Job looks at a project that requires insulated R-sheathing.

  • Preventing Pockmarks in Joint Compound

    This thread from the JLC Forums offers tips for dealing with tiny bubbles appearing in joint compound.

  • TotalFlash Cavity Wall Drainage Solution

    This prefab cavity wall drain provides a complete flashing system in an easy-to-install panel for masonry cavity walls.

  • Resin Studs

    The EcoStud stud and track system is for use in non-load-bearing walls

  • More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

    The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using wood structural panels to achieve code-required lateral bracing in wood-frame construction. A new APA publication lays out the OSB industry’s latest recommendations for a “simplified” way to meet code.