March 2016 Table of Contents

Features
Retrofitting a Foundation for Problem Soils Retrofitting a Foundation for Problem Soils

Helical piers and a grade beam form a solid foundation for attaching a large covered porch Read more

Installing Arched Casing Finish Carpentry Installing Arched Casing

How to make three different arched trim details look like they grew there Read more

Efficient Framing Efficient Framing

Notes on how one crew chief organizes the framing process Read more

On the Job
Making a Large Opening in a Narrow House Making a Large Opening in a Narrow House

Builder Rob Corbo tackles a project requiring a two-story masonry opening to help add a sense of “volume” and natural lighting to the dark and narrow interior of a Hoboken, N.J., row house. Read more

Replacing an Underbuilt Foundation Replacing an Underbuilt Foundation

These summer-home owners wanted a new kitchen, but they needed a new foundation. Read more

Business
Building a Team for Growth

If you're having trouble finding qualified skilled labor, you may need to create it yourself. Read more

Energy
Retrofitting a Foundation for Problem Soils Retrofitting a Foundation for Problem Soils

Helical piers and a grade beam form a solid foundation for attaching a large covered porch Read more

Troubleshooting
A Case Study in Foundation Waterproofing Failure Troubleshooting A Case Study in Foundation Waterproofing Failure

The house wasn't even done and already the basement had become a wet mess. Read more

Toolbox
Modular and Customizable Tool-Pouch Rig Toolbox Modular and Customizable Tool-Pouch Rig

Lead carpenter Ryan Labrenz explains the virtues of the Iron Dog tool pouch system. Read more

Connect and Protect Cords Toolbox Connect and Protect Cords

Some of the most practical tool inventions come straight from the jobsite by innovative contractors. Read more

Products
Lunada Bay Tile Offers Bold Global Flavor with Marrakech Red Tile Lunada Bay Tile Offers Bold Global Flavor with Marrakech Red

The vivid tiles bring Moroccan inspiration to the Tozen tile collection Read more

Delta BreezIntegrity Brings Bluetooth to the Bath Delta BreezIntegrity Brings Bluetooth to the Bath

A speaker built into the ventilation fan lets users enjoy entertainment while they get ready Read more

GAF Cobra IntakePro Rooftop Vent Facilitates Airflow Roofing GAF Cobra IntakePro Rooftop Vent Facilitates Airflow

The vent rolls out and fastens with coil nails for easy installation Read more

Lightweight Tile Backer Lightweight Tile Backer

GoBoard weighs less than cementboard and can be cut with a utility knife. Read more

Rheem's EcoNet Platform Integrates with Nest Water Heaters Rheem's EcoNet Platform Integrates with Nest

EcoNet water heaters can now communicate with the thermostat for better comfort and control Read more

Hip To Be Square in the Bath with Mansfield's Razionale Lav Sinks Hip To Be Square in the Bath with Mansfield's Razionale Lav

This geometric vessel sink is on trend for contemporary baths Read more

Matte Finish Marks High-End Smokehouse Oak Flooring from Mannington Flooring Matte Finish Marks High-End Smokehouse Oak Flooring from Mannington

A distressed finish and hand-staining create a contemporary hardwood look Read more

Danze Goes Masculine with Satin Black Finish Danze Goes Masculine with Satin Black Finish

This contemporary finish has been expanded to new faucet models Read more

One-Piece Construction Means Seamless Window Frames from Milgard One-Piece Construction Means Seamless Window Frames from Milgard

The Essence Radius Casement frame is manufactured from a single piece of material Read more

GP Introduces ForceField Air & Water Barrier System GP Introduces ForceField Air & Water Barrier System

The moisture barrier is laminated to the panel for a two-in-one installation Read more

Versatile Headlamps and Handheld Lighting from Klein Tools Versatile Headlamps and Handheld Lighting from Klein Tools

Choose the LED option that best fits your needs Read more

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