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The 7 Must-Ask Questions to Achieve Proper Drainage

In my territory in Florida, drains and drainage are increasingly becoming an issue when dealing with our waterproofing ...
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The Importance of Maintaining Proper Sealant Joints

As part of comprehensive building maintenance, the owner and facility manager have countless items to oversee, ...

Winter Construction Now Possible With the Help of ICF

For any build team, the winter months and cold climates pose additional challenges, such as excess moisture, difficult ...
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'Nominal' vs. 'Effective' R-Values

The thermal efficiency of a material is commonly measured by its R-value. Values are evaluated for materials and ...
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Adhesion and Compatibility: How Both Affect Critical Connections

When choosing the appropriate sealant for any building application, it’s important to understand the compatibility and ...
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How to Seal Metal Roof Screws More Quickly [Video Guide]

Sealing fasteners on metal roofs can be time-consuming and use up a lot of sealant. However, I recently discovered a ...
efflorescence on ceiling

How to Manage Efflorescence on EIFS

Efflorescence is a common phenomenon seen on the exterior of buildings, evidenced by discoloration or white streaks. It ...

Parapet to Wall Detail: The Architects' Guide

The coping at the parapet-to-wall interface condition is one of the most difficult transitions to detail for design ...
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How Expansion Joint Foam Protect Occupants from Building Fires

All wall and floor assemblies have penetrations for electrical, plumbing, HVACs, communications, and construction ...
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Testing Nail Sealability: Poking Holes in your Air Barrier

Air barrier membranes are punctured thousands of times when anchoring facades like stucco, metal panels, stone panels ...