In this live recording from the last day of the show, Patrick, Andrew, Nathan Shirai, and Andy Steele talk about what they learned at the first Southeast Building Science Symposium and the challenges of building in the southeast.
In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Schluter sales rep Chris Hossler about how to achieve a high-quality tile installation and why so many building-products companies do such a poor job of training and support for their products.
The crew hear from listeners about winterizing foundations and lazy additions before taking questions about air-sealing band joists, sheathing tape, and good windows at a reasonable price.
Patrick talks to Charlie Stewart, a contractor in Altamont, N.Y., about what it’s like to work on old houses, sacrifices to please good customers, and renovating Charlie's historic home.
Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about stopping sound between floors and the world’s worst drywall finishing, before taking questions about leaving small parts of homes standing, insulating inaccessible attic spaces, and leaving felt underlayment exposed.
Patrick talks to Cesar Gonzalez, store manager at 84 Lumber, about the lumber business, building-material customers, and what it’s like to run a busy lumberyard.
Andrew, Mike Guertin and Patrick hear from listeners about lead times for windows, the right grout for the job, and being an owner-builder, before taking questions about plugging the vents in a low-slope roof, the condition of sheathing after multiple reroofs, and how to contain costs for new builds.
Patrick talks to Marianne Cusato about the things we’re getting right and wrong with current American architecture and why people who already have a home should worry about affordable housing.