Monthly Archives: May 2011

What if I already own a house? Can I make that green, too?

To a point, yes. Some parts of the structure are going to be tough to change. The foundation, framing, wiring and plumbing all are components integral to the house. Although an unlimited renovation budget opens all kinds of doors, altering … Continue reading

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Shear Bracing Foam-Sheathed Walls

4 Options for Shear Bracing Foam-Sheathed Walls In many parts of the United States, it’s becoming common for builders to install rigid-foam sheathing on the exterior of framed walls. However, this raises a potential problem: Because rigid foam isn’t structural, … Continue reading

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APA Panel Ratings

What’s the Difference: Panel Ratings Decoding the APA Stamp About 70% of North America’s structural sheet-goods manufacturers voluntarily participate in a third-party auditing and certification program through a nonprofit organization called APA—The Engineered Wood Association. More than likely, when you … Continue reading

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Tile Thinset Mortar

What’s the Difference: Tile thinset mortar Meeting the standard The most common adhesive for setting tiles is thinset mortar—that is, mortar designed to be applied in a layer no more than 3⁄16 in. thick. Most of these mortars are available … Continue reading

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Security Upgrade Project

Edison Township – Police Department Edison Police is a department that has grown over the years to a force of over 185 officers. With that growth the department headquarters has seen little changes from the original construction back in 1976. Yes some spaces have … Continue reading

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