Preventing Shower Curb Problems
The key is meticulous waterproofing, even where you might not think it's necessary.
Can the Housing Market Recover?
Sales of newly built homes surged last month to the highest level since 2008. But...
Monitoring Home Performance
Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the...
Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go?
If not properly detailed, tile shower pans are prone to leaking at joints....
Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows
Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing...
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.
A Floating D.C. Neighborhood Thrives — But for How Long?
The Gangplank Marina on the Washington, D.C., waterfront is home to an unlikely...
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.