Building Enclosure

Site-Built Door Flange Site-Built Door Flange

Here's a slick way to build a weather-tight seal into an entry door that comes with pre-applied brickmold casings. Read more

Concrete Basics

Ready-mix plants all around the country sell hundreds of different concrete mixes. Fine-tuning your mix and your techniques can get pretty complicated. Here are some of the basics. Read more

Tags: Concrete
Mystery Inspector: Pan Flashing is Not What it Used to Be

Flexible peel and stick flashing membranes have made rigid pre-formed pan flashings a thing of the past. Read more

Air Sealing Recessed Lights Air Sealing Recessed Lights

Even when equipped with the most efficient bulbs, can lights are a major source of undetected air leakage in most homes. Read more

What Does "Shear Off a Wall" Mean? What Does "Shear Off a Wall" Mean?

If you were in the giant scissor business, I’d have a different answer than the one that follows. Read more

Innovation, in 31 flavors and in 20 words or less

Anthony, managing director of Innosight Partners, has "succinct" down to a science. Read more

Tags: Slipform
Tech Specs: A Breakthrough in WallsTech Specs: A Breakthrough in Walls

Lighter Sheetrock can work as a productivity boon. Read more

Pulte Offers to Buyback Homes Threatened by Retaining Wall

Pulte Homes has offered to buy back 27 homes made unsafe after a neighborhood retention wall failed in a Centex community in San Antonio, the company reported Wednesday. Read more

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