Tile, Flooring, Drywall

Aug 10 2016

A closer look at using moisture-resistant materials for wet locations.

Aug 3 2016

Letting the brick dry evenly is the key for old masonry walls that want to leak less energy

Jul 29 2016

Field-testing a tool pick from the National Hardware Show

Jul 9 2016

In places where climate zones are irrelevant, form follows function, and the function includes kicking back

Jun 2 2016

Plywood and paint make extinguishers what they ain't

May 4 2016

A Haiku to go along with a photo in hullhistorical's Instagram feed

Apr 20 2016

Like kitchen & bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors


Apr 1 2016

A: Neither. It is a physics problem. The solution lies in carpenters and drywall installers working together

Mar 14 2016

With blower door tests in the building code, it is up to more than just the insulators or the GC to deliver results: many trades have a stake.


Jan 27 2016

It's not just wasted space anymore

Dec 30 2015

The best containment strategy depends on the job size, tools required, location in the house, and proximity to living space


Dec 9 2015

Retiling a tub surround is a common remodeling project because tubs have a track record for quitting early

Nov 16 2015

The switch plates will only cover a little gap, so if your cut is sloppy, you'll have to come back to patch. And someone has to pay for that.

Nov 2 2015

Warm and dry basement living space begins with keeping the basement dry—duh. All moisture from outside must be directed away from the interior walls and slab.

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