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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rescuing a Manufactured-Stone Wall

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

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 […]