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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
What Construction Pros Need to Know About Asbestos
There is NO safe level of asbestos exposure. Find out what to look for before you start you start the demo phase of your next remodel.
Social Media Success for Your Contracting Business
Find out all about how to grow your construction business online, including a look into the "40-40-20" social media strategy.
5 Tips On What To Look For in Insurance
Five things to be aware of and consider when applying for insurance for your business
5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Electrician
We spoke to a veteran electrician to find out the five things he wishes he had known before his first day on the job.
6 Ways To Grow Your Business Through Repeat Customers and Referrals
How to develop great relationships with customers and gain repeat business
Single-Family Home Building Climbs 3.5% in June
Despite a rebound in single-family construction starts, the U.S. housing market continued to struggle overall.
Highest-Paying States for Drywall Contractors
Should drywall contractors looking for a pay raise consider moving? According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer might be yes.
5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake
Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.
Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers
Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.
Heat Stroke and Related Illnesses: Know the Signs
Do you know the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion? Read on to find out.
Pro Tip: Control Dust While Cutting Tile
Keep dust out of the air and your lungs by turning a five-gallon bucket into a tile cutting station.
Protect Your Tools With These Jobsite Security Tips
Here are some great tips to keep thieves from stealing your expensive tools and equipment from the jobsite.
Which Wood Substitute Works Best?
Doing some exterior work on a house and trying to decide which material to use? Here's a quick guide on why you probably shouldn't use wood, as well as a look at some of the...
5 Highest-Paying States for Landscapers
Do some states pay professional landscapers better than others? According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer is yes.
Summertime Construction Crime: How to Deter Jobsite Theft
A recent spree of construction-related crimes in the news begs the question: What should you be doing to prevent jobsite theft?
Why Choose Mineral Wool Insulation?
Mineral wool has some real advantages over the alternatives. If you have an insulation job coming up, we strongly recommend that you check it out.
Create a Better Allen Wrench Set
Don’t throw away those miscellaneous allen wrenches. Instead, use the to create a customized- and better- set of allen wrenches.
Ask the Home Inspector: Can I Join ABS to PVC?
Is it ever ok to join ABS to PVC? Learn what one home inspector has to say here
Great Tips That Will Make Your Next Cabinet Installation Pain-Free
Even the most experienced cabinet installers might learn a thing or two from this list of tips and tricks.
How to Work With PVC Conduit
Plastic conduit is less expensive, lighter and much easier to work with than EMT. Here are great installation tips from a long-time commercial electrician.
Summer Camp Empowers Girls to Explore Careers in Construction
Des Moines area middle and high school girls got hands-on with the trades over the course of a week-long summer camp.
Fantastic Framing Tips
A collection of framing tips that will turn you into a rockstar on the jobsite
In Pictures: Heat-Related Safety Guides
Check out these resources for making your construction site heat-stress free.
Pro Tip: Why Construction Pros Should Save Their Shoeboxes
Getting dust in your eyes is not productive and potentially dangerous. Learn an easy way to prevent it here.
Pro Tip: How To Scribe With a Tape Measure
Scribing a straight line with nothing but a tape measure and a pencil is a great way to save time on the job and avoid using unnecessary tools. It's also an essential skill that every...
Best Ways To Glue Wood
Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections, and make your project look better with these tips for gluing wood.
5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Home Inspector
We spoke to a veteran home inspector to find out the five things he wishes he had known before his first day on the job.
Pro Tip: Why Lip Balm on Screws Can Be a Good Idea
Driving screws into hard wood can be a tough chore. Learn an easy fix here.
How To Use Wood Clamps
Pro woodworkers share their best tips and tricks for clamping wood whether you are on the worksite or in the workshop
Everything Roofing Pros Should Know About Synthetic Underlayment
Synthetic underlayment is taking over the roofing industry, which comes as no surprise given all the benefits. Find out why roofers love the stuff.
Best Bar Clamp Tip
Prevent pipe clamps from marring your wood projects with this one simple and inexpensive trick.
Nuisance Tripping at AFCI Circuit Breakers
A home inspector explains "nuisance tripping"
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