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Construction Quality

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.

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

Indoor Air Quality

Breathe Easier—Healthy Homes Go Mainstream

Healthy homes have been on the fringe for years but now appear poised for the mainstream. Here’s how to deliver (and sell) next-level indoor air quality

Waterproofing Showers, Part 1: Preformed Pans

Fix these three mistakes to mitigate problems with prefabricated shower pans

Construction Quality

7 Deadly Sins: Avoid These Construction Defects, Part I

Home builder best practices for identifying and eliminating construction defects in roofing, siding, and decks

Building Homes That Deliver Form and Function Starts With This

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

Business Management Best Practices

30 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Home Building Company

5 experts weigh in on the most common business mistakes home builders make

Achieving Comfort Above the Garage

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

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

Construction

Net Zero Energy: The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home's Wall Assembly

The Ultimate Zero Energy Now Home proves there’s more than one way to deliver a high-performance wall

Tips for Getting Jobsite Washouts Right

Proper disposal of concrete, paint, and other toxic slurries is an important quality-control measure on construction jobsites for a range of reasons, from protection of the environment to protecting your bottom line

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