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Flashing a Window's Head Casing
Flashing a Window's Head Casing

This flashing method might seem excessive until that first big driving rain

A Smarter Way to FlashOnline Membership Required

Removable two-part counterflashing allows access to roof flashings without digging in to the wall

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

Sheetrock Mold Tough

A Volunteer's Gulf Coast Journal
A Volunteer's Gulf Coast Journal

A contractor shares his experiences helping to rebuild a Katrina-ravaged community

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

How to outsmart a rock

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.

Making Sense of Housewraps
Making Sense of Housewraps

These plastic-based barriers help to keep wind and water at bay, but only if you choose the right product and install it correctly

Replacing a Rotten Mudsill
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Replacing a Rotten MudsillOnline Membership Required

Let simple wooden wedges do the heavy lifting

The No-Mold Finished Basement
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The No-Mold Finished BasementOnline Membership Required

Rigid insulation is the key to a comfortable living space

A New Lawn Completes Any Building ProjectOnline Membership Required

Construction can be murder on a lot. A healthy lawn stabilizes the soil and looks like a million bucks.

Smart Vapor Retarder
Smart Vapor RetarderOnline Membership Required

MemBrain vapor retarder protects against condensation in winter, but allows for drying in summer

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