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Harry Whitver Click on each story to see detailed construction drawings.

Last month, we examined issues that require callbacks most often, and offered solutions to prevent them. This month, we look at six more common construction problems and ways to avoid them: --Drywall cracks and nail pops are not inevitable.

--Properly flashing the valleys of a pitched roof can prevent a lot of headaches.

--Leaking pipes can be avoided.

--How to make sure brick veneer performs properly.

--Fix or build a better roof to avoid costly callbacks from ice dams.

--Avoid the tell-tale signs of a poor paint job.