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More stories about Waterproofing

  • Insulating with Spray Cellulose

    An insulation contractor explains why he prefers damp-spray cellulose for wall applications and how he installs it.

  • Products

    Rebar chairs, laminated glass, high-performance paint stripper, spaceage carpenter pen, mini skid steer loader, more

  • Shopping for Clad-Wood Casement Windows

    JLC staff take a close look at ten windows from national manufacturers.

  • Torchdown Roofing Basics

    A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.

  • Choosing Flexible Flashings

    There are more flexible flashings on the market than ever before, made from a variety of materials. We take a close look at what’s out there and provide pointers on choosing the right material for the job.

  • Notebook

    Profit with deconstruction; lumber prices; cold-weather concrete pours without cracking; straw-bale research results; no more USG EIFS; warm yourself with microwaves; more

  • Exterior Soundproofing That Works

    These details, used in soundproofing programs near the nation’s airports, do a good job of keeping exterior noise out.

  • Making EIFS Watertight

    An EIFS installation is only as strong as its weakest details. A veteran EIFS troubleshooter tells how to keep the water out at penetrations.

  • Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM

    Low-slope roofs can be leak-prone, especially in snow country. A New York State remodeler explains how he installed a self-adhesive membrane to protect the living space under a nearly flat roof.

  • Notebook

    Spanish on the job site; sting operations trap unlicensed contractors; insurance discounts for wind-resistant houses; contractor behind iron bars for lead paint violations