Lately there have been some questions on just when should I or how early can I do a Blower Door Test. This is also referred to as an air leakage or envelope leakage test (aka as the second part of the DET code mandated testing). This is quickly followed up by what do I need […]
No need for thermal imaging, or other high tech measures to find this leak… Maybe a better caption though is sometimes a Band-Aid wont do (or 7) & you just need to fix the issue.
No folks, this is not a recommended practice per the manufacturer, but hey whatever it takes right?
The storm has passed and maybe you just lost a few shingles, a branch might have dented the sheathing, or maybe you just need to cover over an opening (like we did here for an unused furnace vent), is it really worth filling a claim or… If you got the ability, maybe patching up the […]
This is enough to cause major anxiety in someone opening up a wall in a remodel, but seeing this in a new house… No this wasn’t caused by selective termites, it just arrived from the lumber yard like this. Now as for who thought this would still be something worth using…
I got to admit, this one threw me for a loop… It’s in a basement right off the stairs in the main walkway Shoot anyone have any ideas? The sump pump is 8′ away right next to the wall, this is 6′ from the wall, not near anything requiring load bearing footings…
Curious about the newly updated OSHA Silica Dust Standard that has some in an uproar, well so was JB at Building Moxie. In short §1926.1153 aka the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard will start being enforced starting September 23rd for contractors. As most visitor’s to his site are not contractors & are DIYers, I did a brief […]
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this… A closer look? So unless they were listening to dancing on the ceiling, they actually stood the wall up after the workers stepped all over it with mud & who knows what else on their boots. So when the WRB fails, don’t blame the product in this […]
Nobody likes looking at wires running up to their TV or computers, but hiding them like this…
That was essentially what one competitor said at this years TeamWorks competition… Well at least he got the weep system installed, well sort of… How it should have looked: Rounded corners were optional but these two competitors did a little showing off