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Seam-Sealing TPO Roofing Seam-Sealing TPO Roofing

For a long-lasting, reliably watertight roof using membrane roofing formulated from thermoplastic olefin, follow these guidelines. Read more

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Block Foundation Corners Block Foundation Corners

Concrete blocks are designed to be laid in a running-bond (sometimes called a half-bond) pattern, with the vertical joints between blocks falling over the centers of the block below. Read more

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Roofers face a flood of new state laws Roofers face a flood of new state laws

New legislation to curb "storm chasers" could make life more difficult for legitimate roofing contractors Read more

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Assisted Living in Your Own Backyard Assisted Living in Your Own Backyard

Prefab builders look to extend the backyard “granny flat” concept to seniors with special medical needs, but local zoning requirements are a potential stumbling block. Read more

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Making Sense of Spray Foam and Ignition Barriers Making Sense of Spray Foam and Ignition Barriers

Prescriptive ignition barriers aren’t the only route to compliance. Spray foam can also be protected with an intumescent coating. Read more

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