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Installation Advice: Should Wall Sheathing Overlap Foundation?

Whether most of your construction projects use engineered wood, plywood or OSB, proper wall sheathing installation helps protect the home from wind and water penetration. Installing wall sheathing panels is fairly straightforward, yet one question we do see on social media is whether sheathing should overlap the foundation. Let’s take a look.
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Is OSB Waterproof?

The #1 problem on a jobsite? Water. Because when it rains, it pours. When rain hits before a new house is fully closed in, it can be disast…

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The Value of a Single Manufacturer

With the rise in popularity of homebuilding TV shows and access to an abundance of exterior products and accessories, homeowners are more a…

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Are All Sub-Floor Adhesives The Same?

Want to reduce callbacks on your construction projects? Well, squeaky floors are one of the most common causes for callbacks, and the most …

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Managing Dead Load With the Right Construction Materials

There are several different types of loads that affect a structure. Building code requirements are specified in terms of the minimum loads …

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How to Repair Water Damaged Sub-Floor

If not discovered quickly enough, a slow leak caused by a faulty dishwasher, ice maker, shower or another appliance will require extensive …

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Radiant Barrier vs. Insulation : How to Choose Between Radiant Barrier Sheathing and Spray Foam Insulation

In recent years, homebuyers have shifted toward more energy-efficient homes, a trend you’ve likely discovered in the selections your client…

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Basement Sub-Flooring Options

Making a basement a usable living space that people can enjoy starts with the right sub-flooring option. Concrete is hard and uncomfortable…

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Radiant Barriers For Attic: A Quick Guide

Maybe you’ve been thinking about installing a radiant barrier in your attic but have a few questions. Is the upfront cost worth it in the l…

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Prepare for the 2021 Storm Season With More Weather Resistant Siding

Do you frequently build in regions with heavy rain or strong winds? 2021 is projected to be a severe storm season, which means your builds …

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A Guide to Green Building Codes and Standards

Green building has moved from a trending industry practice to an industry standard. With the growth in demand for sustainable practices, th…

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Shed Construction: Materials Make All the Difference

As sheds continue to be used for much more than storage, durability remains one of the most important considerations for shed builders. No …

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2021 Building Regulatory Update

The building industry is a complex regulatory landscape with varied codes and requirements by state. Competing priorities, such as meeting …