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Preventing Shower Curb Problems

The key is meticulous waterproofing, even where you might not think it's necessary. More

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Can the Housing Market Recover?

Sales of newly built homes surged last month to the highest level since 2008. But... More

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Monitoring Home Performance

Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the... More

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Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go?

If not properly detailed, tile shower pans are prone to leaking at joints.... More

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Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing... More

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Standard Writing Groups Sue In Copyright Claim

Federal courts have ruled that building codes, once adopted into law, can’t be copyrighted. A new lawsuit will test whether that principle also allows free re-publishing of ASTM standards and similar industry-created consensus-based rules. More

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A Floating D.C. Neighborhood Thrives — But for How Long?

The Gangplank Marina on the Washington, D.C., waterfront is home to an unlikely... More

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Hillyer Place Remodel

Michael Sauri, owner of TriVista USA, walks you through a unique basement remodel... More

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New Numbers for Southern Pine — but Only the Two-by-Fours
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An Affordable Solar Home

Last fall, 20 college and university teams from the U.S. and abroad gathered in Washington, D.C., to take part in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. More

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