November 29, 2016
Most buildings don’t need polyethylene anywhere, except directly under a concrete slab or on a crawlspace floor.
Doors, especially garage doors, are notoriously leaky, so warm, humid air may enter from the outside.
This 1929 cottage on Lake Huron has no exterior wall sheathing.
While air barriers need to be continuous and without holes to work effectively, vapor barriers don’t have to be free of holes.
October 28, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor in chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about Risky Performance Assemblies, Sustainable Efficiency, and Wall Cracks.…
October 24, 2016
Underground gutters help keep the basement dry.
September 29, 2016
Use bevels, drip kerfs, and good planning to keep water from pooling on deck rails.
Next-generation sheathing system helps reduce air leakage and eliminates need for housewrap.
September 2, 2016
Tips and tricks to choosing the continuous exterior insulation that fits the needs of the job
August 28, 2016
It's just like playing in the sand.
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