Replacing 18th-Century Windows in an Historic Stone House
How threaded rod and epoxy were needed to secure the replacement windows in an old...
Shoring Up a Sagging Floor
Manny Silva explains his methodical approach to installing Lally columns.
Combining Two Condos
Read how a pair of self-closing fire doors preserved the fire rating of the wall...
Restoring an Old Barn
Carefully shoring the entire structure allowed it to be repaired one section at a...
Expanding a Narrow Laundry Room
Cantilevering the floor and using the existing roof overhang kept costs down.
Remodeling a Working Kitchen
A simple reorganization of existing space and thoughtful material choices maximize...
Framing a Curved Porch
How laminated beams and PVC trim were used to round off the corner on a new porch...
Case Study: A Retrofit Ridge Beam
A site-bolted LVL replacement ridge provided structural support for long-span trusses in this second story addition, which was completed without interrupting the operation of a medical clinic on the first floor.
Water in the Walls - Three Case Studies
Whether it comes from green framing lumber or household sources, moisture trapped in wall cavities can cause major headaches. These real-life cases illustrate the expensive consequences of failing to get water out of the walls.
Remodeling for Accessibility
A remodeler shares tips on how to remodel for the elderly and handicapped without spending a fortune.