No-Leak Membrane for Concrete Footings
The Delta Footing Barrier is a three-ply impermeable membrane that goes on top of...
A Rot-Resistant Chimney Chase
I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses.
No-Leak Masking Tape
3M’s latest masking tape, ScotchBlue Advanced, has a moisture-activated additive...
Garage doors; heat-reflecting shingles; hurricane-resistant glass walls; clay...
Retrofitting Exterior Insulation
Adding rigid foam to the outside of the shell dramatically increases R-value while...
Nail Stains and Mahogany Decking
Q: The mahogany decking we installed on a house last year has developed some dark...
Sealing a Garage Floor
Q: A customer asked me about sealing a brand-new garage slab to keep oil drips from penetrating the concrete, in case she decides to have the slab finish-painted in the future. Is this necessary? What product should we use?
Q. Some of the brickwork on a house I built has developed a white stain that resembles efflorescence but is limited to only two areas: a mailbox and a window. The gutter above the window overflows occasionally, but the water doesn't appear to actually fal
Drip-Edge and Roofing Membranes
Q. Drip-Edge and Roofing Membranes When using peel-and-stick roofing membranes, does it matter if the membrane goes under rather than over the metal drip edge at the eaves? In my work as a home inspector, I've noticed that these membranes get installed bo