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Inadequate Panel Spacing – A Costly Mistake!

Ambient temperatures and moisture conditions cause a constant state of expansion and contraction in every substance there is, whether solid, liquid or gas. This explains why bridges have expansion joints, why sidewalks have expansion joints and why you have to space structural panels such as OSB with an 1/8” gap at joints to give them …

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Improving the Quality of your Indoor Air

Moving homes to tighter building envelopes has led to a need to augment air filtration to ensure the quality of your indoor air remains high. Here are a few options for you to consider. High-MERV or HEPA filters These stand-alone filters are the least expensive solution. In order to be effective, you must check that …

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What’s on Your APA Grade Stamp?

Ever wondered what the information on your OSB sheathing panel stamp means? This stamp offers vital information for construction professionals as well as guidelines for installation. Here’s a rundown of what the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamp represents. Company logo. APA is a third-party quality control association that represents US and Canadian manufacturers of …

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Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid

The kitchen is perhaps the place where function counts the most in your home. Focus too much on design and aesthetics and you may end up with a kitchen that isn’t practical. It may be a minor thing like the corner cupboard door doesn’t open all the way before hitting the counter, but these little …

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How to Reduce Falls Risks on your Jobsite

While you never eliminate the risk of falls on the jobsite, making prevention part of your construction culture will help to keep your crew safe as houses. Falls are still the leading cause of jobsite injuries and fatalities.In order to instill a culture of safety on your jobsite, regular training and commitment on the part …

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