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11 Wood-Flooring Problems, and Their Solutions 11 Wood-Flooring Problems, and Their Solutions

For flawless wood floors, avoid these installation and finishing mistakes

New antimold drywall, same green color
New antimold drywall, same green color

Sheetrock Mold Tough

What's the Difference: Tile backerboardOnline Membership Required

HardieBacker, Durock, and DensShield each has characteristics that affect where it can be installed and how tile is placed on it

Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain
Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain

If your house is under assult from groundwater, make perforated pipe your first line of defense

Drying a soggy ceiling
Q & A: Drying a soggy ceiling

The Mold Explosion: Why Now?
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The Mold Explosion: Why Now?Online Membership Required

Today's houses make it easier for mold to thrive. The cure is quick cleanup and smarter choices in materials.

Replacing a Rotten Mudsill
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Replacing a Rotten MudsillOnline Membership Required

Let simple wooden wedges do the heavy lifting

The Art of Pressure Washing
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The Art of Pressure Washing

There's no better way to prepare a house for painting, but be careful you're not doing more harm than good

Sealing a Crawlspace
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Sealing a CrawlspaceOnline Membership Required

Close the vents and let a heavy-duty vapor barrier keep moisture, mold and radon out of the living space

Preventing Moisture Problems in Bathrooms

A poorly designed bathroom is no better than a leaky roof; an experienced bath designer tells where the worst problems occur and how to prevent them

Exterior-Trim Details That Last

Flexible caulk joints combined with a drainage path for moisture keep vulnerable trim elements rot-free

Ensuring the Durability of Energy-Efficient HousesOnline Membership Required

Why are so many of today's homes plagued by rot, mildew and stale air, and what can we do about it?

Fixes for Damp, Moldy Houses
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Fixes for Damp, Moldy HousesOnline Membership Required

Drying the foundation and sealing air leaks make houses durable and healthy

Solving one paint-cleanup dilemma
Tip: Solving one paint-cleanup dilemma

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