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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

I started out 38 years ago as a framing and siding contractor in Iowa and for the last 20 years, have worked as an exteriors […]

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Mixing Cladding and Stick-On Stone

A common exterior detail on homes throughout North America mixes a manufactured stone veneer, or what the industry calls adhered concrete masonry veneer (ACMV), on […]

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A Rot-Resistant Chimney Chase

I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses. I think our weather is partly to blame —where […]

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Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer

Most of my work is in exterior remediation, both as a builder specializing in exterior work and (more and more these days) as a building […]

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Saving the Roof for Livingston

It all started when a bit of moisture came in at the skylights; opened up the roof and it seemed there was more to the […]

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Rescuing a Manufactured-Stone Wall

    I wrote this article, which appeared in a recent issue of JLC magazine.

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Moisture intrusion into a building envelope

This was a post I originally posted on a friend’s site. Today’s guest post is from my friend Mark Parlee. Mark is a builder and […]


About Articles

Having studied several hundred homes regarding building envelope performance, moisture intrusion, and construction defects, Mark has witnessed preventable damage on an extensive scale. The Journal of Light Construction (published by Hanley Wood) has tapped Mark's expertise for several articles. Published both in print magazine and online forums, Mark has earned a Veteran Contributor status with JLC magazine. Mark keeps in touch with other professionals throughout the U.S. who have contacted him through the online forums.