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No-Leak Membrane for Concrete Footings

The Delta Footing Barrier is a three-ply impermeable membrane that goes on top of... More

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A Rot-Resistant Chimney Chase

I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses. More

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No-Leak Masking Tape

3M’s latest masking tape, ScotchBlue Advanced, has a moisture-activated additive... More

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Spiral Stair Rail from a Tube

Spiral stair rail More

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Garage doors; heat-reflecting shingles; hurricane-resistant glass walls; clay... More

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Retrofitting Exterior Insulation

Adding rigid foam to the outside of the shell dramatically increases R-value while... More

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How to Fix Nail Stains in Mahogany Decking

The solution depends on the exact cause of the staining. Here's how to find and... More

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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? More

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Brick Staining

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 More

Out of the Chute

Few places in construction are mistakes harder to correct than the surface of a... More

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