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Most crawlspaces should be carefully sealed, not ventilated. In many areas, however, the codes are still catching up with best practice.
As concerns rise over water quality, more contractors will be asked to provide solutions. Here’s what you’ll need to know.
Ready or not, a federal law that kicks in next January will make low-consumption toilets mandatory in all new residential construction.
Coastal communities need stricter, clearer codes, better training of builders and inspectors, and better quality control, say the experts after a year of studying the most devastating storm in U.S. history.
Traditional lead and zinc anchors required “hole spotting” — the tedious marking and predrilling of oversized holes. The new options we survey are quicker to install and far stronger.