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A bowed, sagging wall complicated this custom repair.
The best remedy for a sagging out-of-level floor is putting in new LVL joists and engineered subfloor.
JLC executive editor Clayton DeKorne explores some practical solutions to prevent call backs and boost energy performance.
Regardless of the iron or tip used, soldering requires some prep work. Make sure that the tip is clean and that the four facets are flat and meet at a sharp point.
Andy Hannan explains how to make sure that wire ends up where it’s supposed to be after drywall installation.
Myron Ferguson explains the difference between a Level 5 finish and a plaster skim coat.
Even though deck landings are usually part of the deck stairs, they should be built as if they are a separate small deck
Framing an octagonal vaulted ceiling.
BYOD is nothing new, but the potential effects on businesses are changing fast. Learn more about this trend that favors the smartphone over traditional hardware on the job site.
Today’s builders are learning to mitigate thermal bridging by using alternative framing techniques, continuous exterior rigid foam products, or both.
Add a bamboo accent or match a bamboo floor with this interior-grade product
New energy codes are calling for higher R-values in the walls
Compressed air gives every flush a boost for a top MaP score
More hot water without remodeling the plumbing
Presoaked cloths simplify small staining jobs
J-shaped guides replace the usual recessed floor track
Tiles are made from a crushed-limestone composite
They look like slate but weigh a lot less
Polyester-lined Tyvek provides R-5 insulation
HEPA filtration removes most airborne bacteria and viruses
An automotive-style engine can power two air conditioners along with other essential circuits
Dozens of styles, hundreds of finishes, and custom sizes are available
The Dimpler works with your existing corded or cordless drill, giving you most of the benefits of a dedicated screw gun at a fraction of the cost.
Telehandlers resemble forklifts, but they have a telescoping boom for far more versatility.
The aluminum jacks in this pump-jack system ride on structural aluminum poles instead of doubled 2x4s, eliminating the experience of scary rides down the poles.
Stanley has introduced several innovative hand tools lately, including the FatMax 17-ounce Anti-Vibe Framing Hammer and 25-foot Auto-Locking Tape Rule.
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Contractors weigh in on the advantages of helical piles over concrete tubes,in this thread from 2012.
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