May 1, 1999
Q: When I built my home four years ago, the HVAC contractor substantially oversized the system. From May to October, the air conditioner runs only five minutes to ten minutes an…
November 1, 1997
Q: I just tried putting in a concrete sidewalk for the new home I am building. It was a hot, dry day with temperatures in the mid-90s. The pour took over…
July 1, 1996
Q: I live in a two-story house with a basement. Water is supplied to the house from a well and a pump. The water goes from the bladder-type tank in the…
March 1, 1996
Keeping water moving out and down is the key to effective sidewall flashing.
January 1, 1996
I often use a length of clear 3/8-in. tubing as a water level. One of the drawbacks of this simple, indispensable tool is the potential for leakage. If the plug…
Three case studies illustrate the importance of controlling humidity and air leakage.
Q: When I drain the air out of my compressor at the end of the workday, I sometimes find that some brownish water is also discharged. Because the compressor tanks are…
November 1, 1995
Spillways and pools enliven a courtyard-garden entry.
September 1, 1995
Many problems associated with deck deterioration can be traced to the original moisture content of the lumber.
January 1, 1995
Q: I’d like to finish my basement with wainscot walls; however, the basement is somewhat wet even though the site is graded so that groundwater runs away from the house. I…
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