November 3, 2017
Plus listener questions on wind-driven moisture, large-format tile, air-sealed crawlspaces, and cased openings.
July 11, 2017
If you’re installing the new flooring parallel to the existing nail-down floor, use a plywood underlayment first to avoid large gaps.
May 24, 2017
Though an in-floor heating system does add some extra work to a construction or remodeling project, any skilled and conscientious contractor should be able to handle the necessary details. And…
September 27, 2016
How subfloors can help create quiet, stiff floors.
September 16, 2015
Q: I plan to build a small bungalow in the near future. The foundation will be slab-on-grade with in-floor heating. Most of the flooring will be engineered wood except for wet…
July 1, 2015
High yield adhesive
March 4, 2015
Q: We are two weeks from having trusses and a roof put on our new house. The rains are killing us. We painted the OSB subfloors before the rains and have…
September 10, 2014
Q: I’m ripping up wall-to-wall carpeting and replacing it with hardwood flooring. The 3/4-in. tongue-and-groove plywood subfloor was laid in construction adhesive and fastened with nails, but there is one joint…
September 4, 2014
Streamlines subfloor installations
May 9, 2011
Framer Scott Grice and veteran builder Larry Haun hash out the the best way to measure and mark wall framing for a new Habitat for Humanity house
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