November 1, 1994
Water levels are elegantly simple tools that can be used with great accuracy. At my hardware store I've sold thousands of feet of 3/8-in. tubing to my customers so that…
Q: My house has a second-story deck whose joists cantilever through the brick-veneer wall. Whenever it rains a lot, water flows into the house through the cantilever openings in the wall…
May 1, 1994
Understanding and preventing moisture movement are the first steps in protecting a house from water damage.
January 1, 1994
Low cost and low tech, these highly versatile tools can't go out of whack
July 1, 1993
Q: I am rebuilding some brick piers that extend above and below grade. What’s the proper way to waterproof the piers to prevent the mortar from deteriorating? Michael Gonzales, Pulaski, TN…
May 1, 1993
For a long, healthy life, these structures need a breath of fresh air.
November 1, 1992
Q: What accuracy can I expect using a water level? When I fill a tube with water (all air removed) and hold the ends next to each other, the water levels…
March 1, 1991
Leaving a smooth, attractive line of caulk is a difficult task for me -- even when I follow the manufacturer's recommended procedures. I've used rounded pieces of wood and plastic,…
March 1, 1983
Site-mixed mud can be batched as accurately as ready-mix, given a strong back and a few guidelines.
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