A thick mortar bed over a vinyl membrane makes a sturdy base for tile, but it pays to test for leaks
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Stacked on a stable base, interlocking concrete blocks offer a mortarless solution to common landscaping problems.
Two strategies that allow clients to live on their property before they can afford their dream house.
Get the flashing right to ensure leak-free skylights.
Whether you're buying, selling or building, here are a few clues to some of the things that can go wrong in a house over time.
We turned a professional crew loose with eight of the toughest sidewinders on the market, and here's what they found out.
The right tools and a few easily made jigs will give you an edge on your chisels, your planes and your competition.
Debating the value of an expensive roof In explaining his decision to use clay tile for his roof (FHB #139, pp. 96-101), David D. Quillin asserts that the wind where…
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