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Crawlspace renovation

Pro Builder's Senior Editor Mike Beirne took the time to encapsulate his crawlspace and brings you on his journey from mold to moisture management.

open cladding rainscreen

New materials make for a water management rainscreen system that drains well and doesn’t telegraph through open-joint siding.

soundproofing a remodel

By tarapatta | Adobe Stock

Effective soundproofing is the result of the materials used, and how they are connected or isolated from each other.

laying large format tiles

By andranik123 | Adobe Stock

When large tiles break, the substrate usually gets the blame. But often the real culprit is using the wrong technique to trowel the mortar.

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

IBS has gone virtual for 2021 and registration is now live

Already registered for the in-person event? Here's what you need to know.

brick house basement flooded

By Cagkan | Adobe Stock

Create a drainage plane and rebuild with water-tolerant materials

softwood lumber prices are up and it could hurt remodelers

A 70% increase to softwood lumber products prices in single-family homes is landing first on contractors and then on to homeowners 

Installing a door

By pololia | Adobe Stock

This site-built lever solves the problem of safely lifting and supporting a heavy load while working solo.  ​​​​

ADu report from freddie mac

A new report on accessory-dwelling units shows growth in most markets, with some areas (hello Portland) seeing huge increases

rob smith shows water damage from bad roofing flashing

2021 TNAR remodeler Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes explains the danger of improper roof flashing 

Robot dog Spot goes on market and gets a price

Using this old-school method, footings and stem walls are formed and poured together

NARI's 2020 CotY Awards celebrate the best remodeling has to offer, reminding us of the extraordinary work our industry is producing

dan bawden of legal eagle contractors shares his pre-construction checklist

Save your team a headache by using this detailed pre-con list with clients before the job starts

How to Retrofit a Radon Mitigation System

To draw air from sub-slab soil, the slab must be airtight

the new american remodel 2020

A look at this year's home, which aims to serve as a design beacon to new developments in its palm-heavy, stucco-clad, equestrianian neighborhood on the outskirts of Las Vegas

navien at their blue man group party at IBS 2020

The NPN formally launched late last year with a party in January to celebrate.

Navien’s non-condensing water heater is a first in the market

During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building, like the soffit. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it. ​​​​​​​

During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it. 

new research into alternative to commercial adhesive

Image credit: kras99 / stock.adobe.com

'Hyper glue' formula may increase the strength and corrosion resistance in materials typically held together by adhesives

A good building envelope begins with foundation details that keep water out, and air and heat in

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