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Foster Lyons is an engineer and building-science consultant based in Trumbull, Conn. You can subscribe to his weekly newsletter, called Building Science Sunday, by following this link.
Yes, stainless steel isn't stain-free, but there's a difference between staining and corrosion.
Why doesn’t the rebar used to reinforce concrete footings and foundations—which are in contact with ground water—rust and break the concrete into pieces?
Why do hot water pipes freeze and burst more frequently than cold water pipes?
An engineer breaks down the logic behind steel beam shapes and naming conventions.
To choose between these two options, you need to understand their differences in installation, operation, and efficiency.