November 1, 1991
With careful detailing and proper flashing, exterior woodwork should last for decades
November 1, 1990
Preventing roof leaks caused by ice damming
May 1, 1990
Proper drainage (lots of gravel) is the key.
January 1, 1990
The entry porch to my client's house is on the west side of the building, where the rain is sometimes driven hard by the wind. The porch floor is a reinforced-concrete…
November 1, 1989
I often use commercial spray foam for sealing around pipes, windows and other odd-shaped holes in walls. This kind of small job makes me think that I won't make a…
I use foam insulation from an aerosol can when insulating around rough window and door openings. The next day I trim all the excess foam away from the wall and the…
March 1, 1989
When I have to install fiberglass insulation I make a pair of glove-like shields out of a pair of old gym socks. I cut off the toe and make a…
February 1, 1988
A Rocky Mountain retreat combines pragmatic construction and rustic detailing
January 1, 1988
The drawing shows a detail that we (at the Colorado Mountain College Solar Program) have developed to insulate foundations in cold climates. Although it uses a standard 8-in. wide concrete-block…
November 1, 1987
When I was remodeling a house built in the 1920s, I made the decision to replace all of the leaky, double-hung sash with new windows. My new aluminum windows came…
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