Is There Mold in New Construction Homes?

Homebuyers seeking a mold-free home shouldn't assume new construction is the answer. A dry home requires proper detailing and attention to moisture management all the way through the construction process



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Waterproofing Glass Mat Backer Board

Follow these best practices for a reliable installation

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Say Goodbye 
to Concrete Cold Joints

A look at cold joints in concrete and how to prevent them

National Housing Quality Award

2021 NHQA Winners: 4 Home Building Companies Striving for Better

The annual National Housing Quality Awards recognize four home builders for their commitment to continuous operational improvement

Best Practices

The 2020 Roundup of The Weekly

We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming next year! Thanks to all of our readers and viewers. Happy New Year!

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

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