This OSB-foam-WRB sandwich meets shear requirements with standard-length nails

Airstream battery

The airstream SCA 8 quick charger and 5.2 Ah battery combination cuts charge times in half


Use these lead-free solid-brass pipe fittings and valves, and you can kiss solder and flux goodbye


This redesigned worm drive does things most circular saw owners only dream of doing


Americans will spend nearly $70 billion on their pets this year, so it’s no wonder many households are now including animals in their remodeling plans

Building Technology

For Canadian remodeler Maurice Meagher, these helical piles streamline the construction process

Matt Risinger, CEO of Risinger & Co., in Austin, Texas, installs Safe’n’Sound on an addition. Photo: courtesy Roxul


New products from Roxul, Color Guard Railing Systems, and TrueDek


A look at four cool new products chosen by the editors 

Winn Design + Build modular addition

Northern Virginia remodeler Michael Winn is building a profitable business putting modular second stories on small houses with simple footprints. All photos: courtesy Winn Design + Build


A Virginia contractor has found a receptive market for custom modular additions. Here’s how it all works. 

The Beny Level

Photo: The Beny


They say necessity is the mother of invention. With that in mind, here’s a look at five new and innovative products.

Microsoft HoloLens partners with Lowe's to incorporate augmented reality technology in remodeling demonstrations.

Photo: courtesy Lowe's Home Improvement


Microsoft HoloLens is partnering with Lowe's to incorporate augmented reality technology in remodeling demonstrations

Rules unclear for drone use in construction

Lack of clear rules continues to inhibit robotic aircraft use among home improvement companies

Customer Satisfaction

Starbucks and The Container Store think you’re a joke. OK… maybe not you specifically. They think your training program is.

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