Mike Guertin

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Q&A: Floor-System-Integrated Headers

What are the guidelines for letting rim joists act as headers in a wall system? More

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Flashing a Curved Window With Straight Flashing

How do you flash around a curved window when all you have is straight flashing tape? More

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JLC June Letters

Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws. More

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JLC May Letters

Tips for soldering a lap seam; the usefulness of the GRK lap harness; and the future of vocational training. More

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JLC April Letters

Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more. More

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Fastening Deck Ledger to an I-Joist Floor

If you need to attach a deck ledger to a house with I-Joist floors, first figure out if the rim board is structural and go from there More

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Landings for Deck Stairs

Even though deck landings are usually part of the deck stairs, they should be... More

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Readers Comment on Decks, Joist Spans, and Faux Stone

Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13). More

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Tips For Building Deck Stairs

The stairs are one of the most important parts of a deck. If proper attention... More

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Practical Green for Coastal Homes

As green building grabs the attention of otherwise cautious home buyers, so does... More

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