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Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go?
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Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go?

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

Contemporary Bathroom Addition
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Contemporary Bathroom Addition

A stepped footprint makes the most of space left by a property easement. Read more

Remodeling to Meet Accessibility Standards
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Remodeling to Meet Accessibility Standards

Recently my Chicago-based construction company renovated a second-floor apartment... Read more

Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments
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Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments

Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds. Read more

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Working the High-Rise Niche

Our company has provided remodeling and handyman services to Chicago homeowners for the past 10 years. We started out working in single-family homes, but early on an architect hired us for a large job in a high-rise apartment building. Today, high-rise work accounts for half our volume. We work in downtown Chicago, on jobs ranging from building out a closet to a $650,000 complete renovation. Read more

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Flooring for a Radiant Slab

Q. Passive Solar Flooring Instead of tile, my clients want to install a wood-finish floor over the insulated concrete slab of a planned passive solar addition. They've also asked us to install tubing in the slab to give them the option of radiantly heating the space. But won't wood flooring have a significant insulating effect that will diminish both solar heat gain and radiant heat transfer? Read more

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Letters

Immigrant labor; sealed crawlspace follow-up; a remodeler risk; more Read more

Adding a Second Water Heater
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Adding a Second Water Heater

Adding a second water heater; laminate flooring Read more

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Letters

Protecting deck ledger with membrane; house trap follow up; Spanish language resources; in praise of change orders; more Read more

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Remodeling a Bathroom a Day

A remodeler whose production team installs 300 to 400 small baths a year describes the fixtures and finishes that guarantee trouble-free field installation. Read more

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