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
Studies show that “bump nailers” cause twice as many serious injuries compared with sequential-trigger nail guns. Three carpenters we interviewed (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
Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet
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.
When times get tough, it helps to remember what’s good about the industry
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.
The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design
These simple folds keep bulk water from flowing off the sides of metal window flashing and soaking the joint where the siding meets the casing
The larger the management team, the more latency there is in the network. Success depends on the people, the systems they use, and how often they use them.
A leading remodeler discusses the planning that went into the company’s new showroom
Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space
Turning a two-person job into a one-person job
The result of an electrician being on the mend for six weeks
Properly overlapping metal flashing, sealing tapes, and peel-and-stick membranes keeps wind-driven water from getting into the house
7 rules for creating zero punch-list remodeling jobs