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  • A Radon Guide for New Construction

    These low-cost measures will make radon removal easy if needed later.

     
  • Fighting Fire With Good Design

    Fire codes, fire cuts, fire walls, fire stops, draft stops, and almost everything else you ought to know about building safe houses.

     
  • Lighting Basics

    Tips and techniques for effective residential lighting, by two leading architects.

     
  • Sandblasting Saves Time and Money

    Sandblasting can be just the thing to save fire-damaged buildings. Here’s when you should and shouldn’t use the technique, and how to do it right.

     
  • Self-Leveling Underlayments

    Repair and level wood or concrete floors with pourable floor toppings. Here, we compare gypsum- and cement-based formulas.

     
  • Shopping for Pre-Built Stairs

    A survey of the options, costs, and construction details to look for in pre-built stairs.

     

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