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  • Trade Talk: Understanding Mortar

    Making sure of mortar types

  • A Stone Veneer Foundation

    A durable job depends on using the right mortar, anchoring the stone to the concrete, and providing weep holes for water that penetrates the veneer.

  • Building Airtight Homes

    An experienced builder of energy-efficient homes explains the framing and air-sealing details necessary to build a tight, well-ventilated home.

  • Radon Vent Retrofit

    A radon remediation contractor shows how to install vent pipes beneath a slab to carry radon harmlessly to the outdoors — all for a reasonable cost.

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  • Success With EIFS

    A team of EIFS investigators and consultants provides advice on the design, materials, and installation details that make for a durable job.

  • Insulating with Spray Cellulose

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

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  • 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.