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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. More

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November 2014 Letters

Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints More

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Better Results With Vinyl

A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl... More

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Fixing a Botched Stucco Job

Late last year, a couple called me about some leaking windows on the back of their... More

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Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments

Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds. More

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Fast Job-Site Joinery

Finish carpentry is all about making joints quickly and accurately. More

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Collins Tool Mitertite Jig

The Mitertite makes miter joints in window and door casing that stay tight over time. More

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Specifying Drywall Finishes

A Level 5 finish may prevent callbacks in areas of high visibility, but it's not... More

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Inlaying Ceramic Tile in a Wood Floor

To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint. More

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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? More

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