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Foundations & Framing

  • New Tools & Materials for '99

    Every year, we keep our eyes peeled for products that solve common job-site problems in a unique or inventive way. This year's collection has something for every phase of construction.

     
  • Products

    Extreme-temp caulk, smart fan-light, graffiti removers, insulated headers, masonry cleaner, shock-absorbing gloves

     
  • Products

    Tools for cutting steel studs, specialized wire stripper, filter fabric that slows root growth, new steel shingle, safety harness for women, fabric form for concrete footings

     
  • Products

    New spray adhesives, portable site-storage system, new star-head fasteners, color-coded ball valves, padlocks and chains for site security

     
  • Innovative tools and materials

    Among the thousands of new building products introduced each year are some that help you build faster, better, and more economically. Here’s our pick of some of the best.

     
  • Products

    Rigid precut vapor barrier for joist-bay ends, full-face safety shield, rot-proof exterior door frame, hidden deck fasteners

     
  • Products

    New clip provides drywall backing at corners, two-part urethane adhesive for rebar pins, innovative recirculator for hot water on demand, drywall joint tape for outside corners

     
  • Products

    Adjustable framing hangers, water-proof glue, faux stone veneer, self-clamping junction box

     
  • Products

    Temporary kitchen for remodeling clients, cordless nailer for metal connectors, hand-held span calculator, prefab basement window well

     
  • Products

    Cordless recip saw, waterproof deck lumber, safe ladder jack staging, prefab templates for undermount sinks

     
  • New-Technology Tools & Materials

    Our pick of new or innovative products to help you produce high-quality jobs on time and on budget.

     
  • For What It's Worth

    Voice mail for small businesses, retrofit zone thermostat for hydronic heat, new I-joist rim board

     
  • For What It's Worth

    Thermostatic crawlspace vent, new fiberglass-mat roofing paper, fold-up hearing protectors

     
  • For What It's Worth

    Rubber roof slates, nonslip eaves membrane, clapboard installation jig, hook-and-loop tape for carpet installation

     
  • For What It's Worth

    LVL studs, synthetic granite, humidistat fan control

     
  • For What It's Worth

    New trimmable floor truss, backsplash clip, retrofit flashing for vent pipes

     
  • Problem-Solving Tools and Materials

    Here’s a look at new and noteworthy products we think will help you build better, faster, and smarter.

     
  • For What It's Worth

    Basement insulation leaves room for drywall furring strips, ladder support for exterior corners

     
  • For What It's Worth

    Tropical alternative to treated wood, prefab drainage system, jamb extenders for vinyl windows, useful new hanger from Simpson

     
  • For What It's Worth

     
 
 
 
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