Construction

caulking can be a messy job for remodelers

A tile setter shares a 40-year-old secret to tooling perfect joints every time

double stud walls are great for adding insulation in a remodel

How to lay out, align, and connect the inner and outer walls of a superinsulated double-wall house

the shape of a room can affect price in remodeling

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.

Products from Weil-McLain, Johnson Controls, Geberit North America, Noon Home, Flo, Hubbell TayMac, Overhead Door, Panasonic, SharkBite Plumbing Solutions, and Madison Electric Products

quick drains are becoming popular remodel with homeowners

A drain for creating seamless, single-slope shower designs

An industry-first circuit breaker bringing smart tech to energy management

A pre-construction smoke-test will produce air leaks you (and your clients) can see

In 2018, ResiCap brought in $483 million with a myriad of services including renovating hundreds of homes across dozens of states.

The rise of instructional content on YouTube and Instagram and what the people producing it (and watching it) think you should know. 

helping remodelers figure out how to plan an addition with clients

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.

remodelers can improve and streamline basement door installations

In addition to properly sealing the basement door to the foundation, inspect and clean gutters above the door semi-annually to ensure your basement and belongings remain safe, clean, and dry.

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

Use these guidelines to avoid common mistakes 

Did the homeowners insist on their misguided vision, or were the remodelers simply clueless to the harm they were inflicting?

Start familiarizing yourself with solar, California remodelers

One screw to solve the problem of anchoring into metal studs  

nail injuries can be far too common for remodelers

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

salvaging materials can be a good way for remodelers to save money and stay green

Home Front Build carpenters are seen here framing a new house using old-growth Douglas fir they recovered from a 1905 home that would have otherwise been leveled and carted to the dump. 

Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet  

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