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Installing these underground units can be a profitable sideline in tornado country.
Production processes done in the shop minimized material handling at the site and allowed the job to move forward in the shop while rain drenched the site.
Helical piers provided a practical alternative to cribbing the house.
Traditional methods speed production and ensure a leakproof roof.
Tax advice; accessibility caution; interpreting the RRP; concrete error; a little Friday humor
Q: A client wants me to glue up a hardwood kitchen countertop for him. Is this asking for trouble, or can it be done successfully? What potential problems should I be aware of?
Q: I use a lot of southern pine lumber, and I've heard that the design values for the material are about to change. How will that affect its use for things like framing or building decks?
Q: When you're preparing the subgrade for an insulated slab foundation, how flat does the surface need to be before you lay out the rigid foam? Is "pretty flat" good enough, or do you have to eliminate every minor hollow and high spot?
Q: I can see the value in advanced framing in terms of reduced thermal bridging, better insulation, and savings in framing lumber. But I've hesitated to get serious about it because I worry that the absence of some familiar framing member is going to make
Q: I'm going to be removing the existing fiberglass batts from the attic of a moderately leaky older home, doing some air-sealing, and re-insulating with 16 inches of loose-fill cellulose. According to the homeowner, a dusting of fine powdery snow sometim
Q: When you're doing a blower-door test, does it matter whether you're pushing air in or pulling it out? In other words, is the air infiltration rate the same at -50 pascals as it is at +50 pascals? And if so, when would you use one approach and when the
Building a small ceiling dome; installing sculptural wall panels
Permeable pavers; hardwood flooring; environmentally friendly bricks; tub and lav faucets; flood barrier; compact air exchanger; more
Create a "salvaged look" on floors, walls, and ceilings.
Masonry products made with sustainable manufacturing methods.
Traditional styling, water-saving features.
Fit in a closet; serve up to 1,000 square feet.
User can choose wash-down or siphon-action and water volume for each flush.
More jets, less water retained in pipes.
For flood-prone homes this add-on can prevent seepage through the bottom of exterior doors.
Prevent excessive stormwater runoff and earn LEED points for your project.
For parquet and plank-flooring designs.
Hilti cordless autofeed drywall screw guns
Framing blade; hammers; dust mask; safety gear for women
New design is supposed to cut straighter and stay sharp longer.
Nine new hammers with special features in weights from 18 to 25 ounces.
With integral carbon filter, it screens out particulates, fumes, and odors.
Better-fit goggles and hardhats in a variety of styles and colors.
Reshingling an Indiana landmark designed by Philip Johnson.
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