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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
How to Re-saw Wood on a Bandsaw
Re-sawing, the process of cutting a board into thinner pieces of the same length and...
Guide to Replacing an Outdoor GFCI Outlet
Learn how to install an outlet that is flush with the building finish surface, is...
5 Ways to Protect Your Crew from Heat Stress
When the mercury soars, make sure your crew is protected from heat stress on the job.
Best Practices for Trim Removal
There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want...
5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Carpenter
We spoke to a former lead carpenter to find out the five things he wishes...
What Does the Boost in Young Homeowners’ Remodeling Spending Mean?
More people under 35 are buying homes, and they're starting to spend serious money on improvements.
Made in America: Innovative Companies and Their Inspiring Stories
Many American companies were created by innovative individuals just wanting to solve a problem. Check...
Pro Tips for Hanging and Cutting Drywall
A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging...
Best Jobs in the Construction Industry
A ranking of the top fourteen jobs in construction based on average salary and job availability.
UPDATE: Governor’s Executive Order Saves Texas Plumbing Regulation
The executive order allows Governor Greg Abbott to extend the life of the State Board...
How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw
Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He...
Top Products Bought by Homeowners, Installed By Pros
Take a look at homeowners' top product purchases that still required the help of a...
Stuff We Love: Woodworking Tools
This week on Stuff We Love, Marty Dyck shares three tools that all woodworkers should...
Essential Tips for HVAC Professionals
One expert offers key tips on how HVAC professionals can stay ahead of the curve...
Which Homeowners Hire Pros the Most?
Study: More than a third of all home improvement projects require the help of a...
Disaster-Related Home Improvements on the Rise
Increased volume and severity of natural disasters gives contractors an opportunity to help customers in...
Top 10 Questions about Spray Foam Answered
Spray foam experts answer commonly asked questions about the costs, benefits and proper application of...
Expert: Why DIY Spray Foam Might Be a Bad Idea
One expert weighs in on why spray foam should be left to the pros.
Husqvarna Will Pay an Intern to Watch a Robot Mow a Lawn
This is definitely not your typical summer landscaping job.
How To Build Your Own Truck Storage System
Hauling around your tools and equipment just got easier. These field-tested tips from a fellow...
How to Protect A House During A Remodel
It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from...
Avoid Framing Mistakes With These Tips
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
Best Methods for Cutting Metal
When it comes to cutting metal, there's more than one way to get the job...
A Pro Tool Sharpening Guide
Tips and gear for keeping your tools at their sharpest.
Tstuds: Will This New Innovation Eliminate House Wrap?
Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on...
Building and House Wrap Installation Tips
House wrap isn't fun to install, but with the goal of energy efficiency, it's here...
Electrical Rough-in Tips
Whether your project is finishing a garage or a basement or building an addition, it’...
12 Scaffolding Safety Tips and Hints
We picked the brain of a scaffolding expert, and he gave us these great tips...
A Guide to Air Compressors
Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most...
Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?
Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.
Best Ways To Prevent Dust On the Job
Keeping dust under control results in clean jobsites and healthy lungs. Here are some great...
5 Highest-Paying States for Plumbers
Ever wonder what the five states in the U.S. with the highest average salaries...