It’s time for my annual best picks for Man Gifts in 2016!
These are some items that have served me well and a few that I found recently via a video asking for ideas. Thanks to everyone who helped me curate this list! In no particular order, and all with free Amazon Prime shipping links.
Black Diamond Ember $37 http://amzn.to/2fqIWyP I like how this 150 Lumen flashlight also can give up it’s juice for one full phone charging. Handy port covers too. This earns a spot in my briefcase & backpack for sure.
Have you heard the phrase “What you can’t see matters?” There are several products & techniques I use that get “buried” inside the house never to be seen again. The Vapor Barrier under a concrete slab is one of those items. It’s main purpose is to keep moisture in the soil under you concrete slab from migrating up into the house. (Remember that concrete is porous and soaks up water like a sponge.) This is vital because excess moisture in your slab can cause several big issues down the road. The biggest single issue is probably hardwood floors that get laid directly on top of the slab where this excess Continue Reading
I do an annual gift guide but need some help this year. Send me your idea’s for the best gifts for men, dads, builders, remodelers, or tradesman! Stay tuned for the final gift guide video being released the day after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to hearing some manly ideas!
Check out my 2015 gift guide below to spark those gift ideas!
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Pretty Obvious this Recessed Window is going to leak!
Anytime you see a sheet of “Housewrap” used on a flat portion of a house you should Scream NO! This is surely a leak waiting to happen.
Recessed windows are becoming more common in the SouthWest. It’s a nice Architectural detail, but it’s actually a pretty tricky waterproofing detail. Most often when I see these on a home under construction, I’m seeing these recessed windows installed in a fashion that will surely lead to a leak.
I took those two horrable pictures above a few years ago when I was first researching how to install Recessed Windows for a client that wanted this detail. Now that I’d done a few projects with RW’s I have a hard time not slowing down my truck when I see another builder using this detail. Continue Reading