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Pro tips and techniques that will give you a helping hand in your daily life on the jobsite.

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What to Know About Building a House

There are different phases to building a house: planning, design, the actual build itself, as well as décor — all of which need to work within your budget. Our checklist helps move you in the right direction.

Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


80 Hacks for Repurposing Random Old Household Items

Old milk jugs and pool noodles are standard materials for repurposing, but check out what you can do with items...


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...

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How to Avoid Callbacks (and Other Customer Service Tips)

Avoid callbacks. Increase repeat business. Generate more referrals. These are must-read tips for all painting contractors, but they also apply...


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


How To Build Your Own Truck Storage System

Hauling around your tools and equipment just got easier. These field-tested tips from a fellow pro will help turn your...


How to Master Your Hole Saw

A good hole saw kit is a staple in every pro's arsenal. Check out these great tips to drill faster,...

How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...


Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.

Ten Construction Jobsite Safety Tips To Keep In Mind

Construction can be inherently dangerous, and sometimes accidents happen. Learn how to minimize workplace incidents here


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw

Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get...


Werner Hosting Free Virtual Safety Trainings for Construction Workers

Educational videos and certification are being offered for free as part of a national safety initiative.


How Small Businesses Can Avoid Economic Stimulus Scams

The Small Business Administration recently issued a warning about scammers trying to take advantage of people applying for small business...


How to Protect a House During a Remodel

It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from damage and filth. Here are...


How To Sharpen Tools

Pros know that dull tools waste time and money. Check out these clever tips for sharpening a chain saw, shovels,...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...

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A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


12 Scaffolding Safety Tips and Hints

We picked the brain of a scaffolding expert, and he gave us these great tips on how to work smart...


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29 Simple Ways to Make Your Workbench Work Harder

These ingenious workbench upgrades will make a huge difference in your workshop efficiency. And they’re easy to DIY!


How to Operate a Skid Steer

Renting and operating a skid steer can be intimidating. Read our tips on basic operations, hauling and safety, plus recommendations...


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...