Synthetic Stucco Without Failures
To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly.
November 2014 Letters
Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints
Better Results With Vinyl
A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl...
Fixing a Botched Stucco Job
Late last year, a couple called me about some leaking windows on the back of their...
Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments
Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds.
Fast Job-Site Joinery
Finish carpentry is all about making joints quickly and accurately.
Collins Tool Mitertite Jig
The Mitertite makes miter joints in window and door casing that stay tight over time.
Specifying Drywall Finishes
A Level 5 finish may prevent callbacks in areas of high visibility, but it's not...
Preventing Gaps in PVC Trim
Q: I've completed a couple of projects with cellular PVC trim boards, and in both of them wide gaps have opened up in the joints even though we used both glue and nails during installation. Is there a way to prevent these gaps from occurring?
Inlaying Ceramic Tile in a Wood Floor
To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint.