The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on construction quality for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Insulating and air sealing unseen and hard-to-reach pockets is critical to energy-efficient homes
By facilitating and requiring collaboration among all construction trades, builders can mitigate the expense of framing rework and better avoid the consequences of the skilled labor shortage
Creating a sealed, insulated, and air-conditioned crawlspace solves a host of potential problems, regardless of where you build
Three scalable solutions for enclosure offer options for efficiency
A tighter building envelope makes it more important than ever to be informed and vigilant about mold
Controlling cracks in stucco lessens the potential for more serious problems below the surface, but it requires a dedicated process and attention to detail
Keeping your floor systems solid and quiet is a true engineering challenge. Just don’t expect to get any kudos for it
Keeping water away from where it doesn’t belong is all in the details. Here’s a checklist