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    Trim Carpentry Tips

    Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


    5 Highest-Paying States for Roofers

    To net top dollar in the roofing industry, you should move to one of these states


    A First-Person Account of How the Pandemic is Affecting Construction Workers

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 forced the construction industry to adapt. One roofer describes how the lives of he and...


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    When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

    Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


    5 Highest-paying States for Painters

    Take a look at these five states with the highest average professional painter salaries in the U.S.


    Highest-Paying States for Drywall Contractors

    Should drywall contractors looking for a pay raise consider moving? According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...


    How to Become a Great Landscaper

    People interested in entering the landscaping industry have many options. Your particular path depends on what you'd like to do.


    Which Homeowners Hire Pros the Most?

    Study: More than a third of all home improvement projects require the help of a professional remodeler.

    Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

    With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


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    Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

    We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


    5 Highest-Paying States for Flooring Contractors

    These five states have the highest average professional flooring contractor salaries across the U.S.


    DOL Submits New Proposal for Independent Contractor Classification

    The new rule is expected to focus on protecting worker's rights in the ever-expanding "gig economy."


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    Why More Women Are Considering Careers in the Trades

    Gone are the days when only men filled jobs in construction. There has never been a better time for women...


    5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

    Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


    Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)

    Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.


    5 Highest-Paying States for Carpenters

    Take a look at the top five states with the highest average professional carpenter salaries across the U.S.

    A Guide To Drywall Sizes

    Drywall comes in many different sizes. Learn how to choose the right drywall size and drywall thickness for your next...


    Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

    Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.


    Build Concrete Steps 

    Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.


    Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws

    No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires fastening to bricks, blocks or...


    How ‘Tstuds’ Change the Way Homes Are Insulated

    Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on electrical energy costs.

    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...


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

    Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.


    Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about drywall screw guns.


    12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

    A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


    How to Paint a Room

    Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.


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    What to Know About Coping Trim

    Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.