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Dow Corning Adds Liquid Silicone Flashing for Rough Openings
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Dow Corning Adds Liquid Silicone Flashing for Rough Openings

Use the liquid-applied flashing on its own or as part of the Silicone Air Barrier... More

HouseGuard Wall Ninja
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HouseGuard Wall Ninja

Water migrating through the basement wall is channelled out below the floor. More

Improving Energy Efficiency with Dow
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Improving Energy Efficiency with Dow

Products Editor Lauren Hunter and Tom Parker of Dow discuss the Revitalize Home... More

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Dow Structural Insulated Sheathing: A Solution for Coastal Walls?
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Letters

Stucco weep screed detail, piggyback truss bracing, stud sensor clarifications, termites & foam, site safety reminder More

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Special Report: Insect Infestations in Buried Foam

Rigid foam insulation used below grade provides hidden pathways for termites and carpenter ants, and makes it impossible to chemically treat the foundation. We examine the problem, the costs, and possible solutions. More

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Shared Septic Systems

High water tables and poor soils preclude the use of conventional sewage treatment methods on some new and existing house sites. One solution is a system that combines a sand filter and shallow drainage field designed for use by more than one household. More

Choosing High-Performance Caulks
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Choosing High-Performance Caulks

Confused by the competing claims of manufacturers? Here’s a guide to help you... More

Pouring a Shallow Frost-Protected Slab
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Pouring a Shallow Frost-Protected Slab

A 4-foot-deep concrete frost wall can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a... More

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Letters

Foam insulation pitfalls, sticking deadbolts More

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