Construction Materials-Fluid Applied WRB/Liquid Flashings

When I first started in the construction industry, more than 20 years ago, adding water and air membranes and sealing the exterior of a home was in it’s infancy.  Sure, adding tar paper or felt to the exterior of a home had been around for many decades, but the use of Tyvek and Typar were fairly new and a lot of builders and homeowners were confused about how they worked. Continue reading “Construction Materials-Fluid Applied WRB/Liquid Flashings”

Construction Materials-Electrical Overcurrent Protection

As some of you know, I hold a journeyman’s electrician license in the state of Minnesota.  During my trip to the International Builders Show recently, one of the most interesting new products I saw happened to be a new type of circuit breaker.  I know, exciting!  Actually, this new technology goes well beyond protecting some electrical circuit or piece of equipment. Continue reading “Construction Materials-Electrical Overcurrent Protection”