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How Insulation Can Peel Your Paint

Joe Lstiburek on capillary suction, a moisture transport mechanism that is... More

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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing

Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will... More

Testing Single Posts vs. Railing Assemblies

The president of a post-anchor manufacturing company weighs in on load testing of guardrail posts and assemblies More

The $680K Mistake: Beach House Built On Wrong Lot

“It’s a beaut. Can you move it?” The owners of a brand new custom home in Hammock Dunes, Florida, got some bad news this year. Their new house should have been built on the lot next door. More

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October Letters

Installing kitchen cabinets in plane, misclassifying workers, Lowe's lumber-sizing lawsuit More

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Monitoring Home Performance

Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the... More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

How a California contractor incorporated a steel moment frame into the design of a... More

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A $1.8M Tear Down

A $1.8 million waterfront house built on the wrong lot must be removed More

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The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof... More

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