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More stories about Waterproofing

  • Building A Custom Sunroom

    A sunroom specialist shows how to frame, glaze, and flash a durable, elegant solar addition.

  • Letters

    Stripping stinks; controlling floor vibration; vapor barrier vs. vapor retarder

  • Letters

    Flashing flanged windows; questions on corroding copper pipe; reactions to Advantech article; ventilation makeup air

  • Wrapping the House: Do's & Don'ts

    It’s easy to get sloppy when installing housewrap and flashings, but beware — reverse laps can dump water into the structure.

  • Notebook

    International code finally a reality; housewrap performance; OSHA takes on repetitive stress; innovative temporary shelter

  • On Site with Advantech

    Field testing of this new-generation OSB subfloor shows improved resistance to swelling, even in severe weather exposure.

  • Waterproofing ICF Foundations

    Even foundations built with insulating concrete forms need to be made water-resistant. A builder shows how he applies a self-adhering membrane to guarantee a dry basement.

  • Keeping Water Out of Brick Veneer

    Contrary to popular perception, brick is not waterproof. Water gets behind it and can rot the structure and ruin finishes. A brick design expert describes the flashing and weep details that ensure water can get out from behind brick veneer before it causes problems.

  • Protective Supplies for Remodelers

    Remodeling an occupied home creates clouds of dust, splatters of drywall mud, and dings and dents in existing woodwork. Fortunately, there’s a slew of products designed to help you get a messy job done neatly.

  • Making Paint Stick to Wood Siding & Trim

    Premature paint failure is a common problem — but it doesn’t have to be. One of the nation’s foremost experts on paint explains how to choose and apply finishes on various types of wood siding to reduce your chances of callbacks.