To avoid moisture and mold problems, isolate the crawlspace framing from the soil with a heavy-duty vapor barrier
An energy-minded carpenter’s take on when it makes sense to use less wood in a wall—and when it doesn’t
Once a job taken for granted, the window installer today is seen as key to the operation
When properly detailed, roof ventilation keeps roofing materials cooler and prevents ice dams
It may look rustic—it means ‘to flower out’ in French—but it can get ugly if it causes deterioration in brick or block
For contractor, author, and reality TV star Brent Hull, a timeless house is a pursuit of education, understanding, and refinement
Drywall can be the first line of defense against the movement of moisture-laden air into exterior walls, if you take these steps
Working in the proper sequence and allowing for humps and dips in floors and out-of-plumb walls are key to a problem-free job
The trend for integrated appliances has made installation more complicated and far more exacting
The dos and don’ts for properly finishing a basement
Rule of thumb is that in porous material, water moves to where it is drier
To use foam or not to use foam?
Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but if this cold snap continues, you never know.
Should homeowners and contractors share the blame for repairs?
Matt Risinger stands by his building price even if that means losing the job to a less expensive competitor.