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Best Practices

How to Manage Basement Moisture

From the attic to the basement, every area of the home has become a living space rather than just the main levels, as once intended.

Construction

Spooky Sounds at Night? Call the Ghostbusters: Builders

Cold rooms sending shivers down your spine, creaking staircases, even sounds of shuffling through the house—it must mean a home is haunted, right?

Building Materials

Try These Strategies to Build With Less Lumber

As lumber continues to increase in price, builders have been looking toward alternative materials and methods for construction.

Quality Matters

Mitigate Cracks With the Right Detailing

Creating adequate separation between materials is critical to mitigating cracks (and worse) along cementitious surfaces

How To

Waterproofing Showers, Part 2: Site-Built Shower Pans

Pay attention to these details to properly waterproof site-fabricated shower pans

Construction Quality

7 Deadly Sins: Construction Defects to Avoid, Part II

Home builder best practices for identifying and eliminating construction defects in concrete foundations and slabs, mechanicals, HVAC and fire resistive assemblies, and insulation

Quality Matters

Building Homes That Deliver Form and Function Starts With This

Form without function is a quick recipe for problems on the jobsite and after 

Quality Matters

Achieving Comfort Above the Garage

Rooms built over garages require special attention to ensure efficiency and the desired level of comfort 

Quality Matters

The Value of Proper Building Materials Storage

Want to send a message that you’re a quality-conscious builder and also save money? Start with some big tarps

Operations

5 Tips for Closing a Jobsite

If you choose to or are required to close a construction site, follow these five tips to reduce your liability and protect your team and customers

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