Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.
The rise of instructional content on YouTube and Instagram and what the people producing it (and watching it) think you should know.
The clients want to add space underground to preserve the scale of their home. They might agree to an addition, but only if the front elevation is just right. So that’s where we start.
3 tips from the experts for improving and streamlining basement door installations
The result is a clean cutout that will be easily concealed by a standard coverplate
The trick is to use narrow strips of membrane and a triangular stick
Tools and techniques for making perfect electrical box cutouts every time
Did the homeowners insist on their misguided vision, or were the remodelers simply clueless to the harm they were inflicting?
Studies show that “bump nailers” cause twice as many serious injuries compared with sequential-trigger nail guns. Three carpenters (Shawn Mahler, Caleb Miller, and Nathan Roberts) described the injuries shown in these photos during video interviews available at the website for the Center for Construction Research and Training.
Three carpenters come clean about their injuries from using “bump nailers”—nail guns with contact triggers
Tips for making a perfect joint where wood meets brick or other irregular surfaces
Built-up deck beams create seams that collect water and inhibit drying. Using spacers between 2-bys creates an airspace that promotes drainage and speeds drying.
There’s more than one way to calculate quantities for curved slabs and tube forms. We review the standard math, add a shortcut, and throw in a cheat sheet for good measure.
Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space
A look at what makes flashing tape so sticky and why the way you install it determines how well it stays stuck
Adding plywood gussets to short lengths of I-joist makes for easy-to-install blocking in an engineered floor frame
Dos and don’ts for creating a structurally sound, finished basement that homeowners will love
A strip of plywood, some blocks, and a table saw will help you salvage crooked framing lumber by safely ripping a straight edge