Mark, Ian, and Patrick discuss inexpensive soundproofing, building a chase around a chimney in an unconditioned attic, and the current climate of material and labor cost increases.
In this episode, Matt describes his journey to becoming a building trades instructor. Matt and Mark talk about the home-building program at Taylorville High School, a typical day in the life of a building trades student, and the various types of people that sign up for Matt’s class.
Colin, Mark, and Patrick hear from listeners about rusty lug nuts and getting mortar mixes wrong before taking questions about future-proofing electrical wiring, the right underlayment for floor tile, and using foam insulation for wall sheathing.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Mark Petersen talks with Bob Kelly about the types of masonry wall assemblies that he works on most and explains why so many of these walls are collecting and filling up with water.
Mark, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about hex wrenches and PEX plumbing before taking questions about doorbells, engineered siding, and sketchy framing.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to Justin Zeller of Red House Design/Build about the design/build model, effective job-site management, and balancing client expectations.
Mark, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about window condensation and building a business before taking questions about insulating band joists, saving stuff from the dumpster, and dealing with a badly insulated masonry building.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to former engineer and professional deck builder Max Hegedus about starting a construction business, the value of continuing education, and balancing job-site work and business.
Colin, Mark, and Patrick hear from listeners about reclaimed local lumber and Type O mortar before taking questions about fixing a wall behind poured concrete, energy improvements for an Atlanta home, and the carbon emissions of Portland cement.