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Submitted and authored by Tim Garver of Dunn Edwards Paints for publication by CSI 5/16/2018.

When starting an exterior painting project, mild temperatures are not only preferred by the painting contractor or applicator, but the paint as well.

Just as cool, damp conditions adversely affect the performance of... Read more


DATE:                April 12, 2018

TIME:                 10:30 AM  

LOCATION:      DoubleTree Suites Hilton


ATTENDANCE(P = Present; A = Absent)



President... Read more

Submitted by Tom Urich, Section 7 Marketing for publication by CSI 4/24/2018.

In recent years, the design community has accepted the use of self-­‐adhered membranes to be used as additional protection against water and air intrusion into the building envelope. These products are typically 40 to 60 mils thick with a... Read more

Submitted by Jim Nisted, Dryvit Systems, Inc. for publication by CSI 3/6/2018.Originally published on Technical Services Information Bureau in January 2008, updated in May 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION: Most caulking materials are classified as a waterproof filler and sealer. Properly applied... Read more

I owned a house in Michigan with a sump pump. A sump pump system collects water from around the foundation and delivers it to the storm sewer. Inside the sump was a submerged pump with a float valve similar to that in a toilet tank that would start the pump when the water in the sump reached a certain level and shut off the pump again as the... Read more

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