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    12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

    The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


    50 Abandoned Houses That Would Look Great Restored

    If you think these abandoned houses look cool now, just imagine them restored!


    Home Inspection Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    Make sure you understand the nature of home inspections


    Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

    The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?


    How Much do Average Homeowners Know About Remodeling?

    Has the overflowing pool of remodeling shows and websites made your clients more demanding or more educated?


    5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

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


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    Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History

    After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...


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    What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

    Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...

    New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

    The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...


    12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

    Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


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    Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

    Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


    Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

    The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?


    Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

    The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.


    Construction Training Program for Girl Scouts Launches This Fall

    Only 11 percent of construction workers in 2020 were women. The Home Depot Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the...


    Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?

    Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.


    When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

    Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


    OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

    OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.

    New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

    Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


    Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

    Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.


    The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

    Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.


    Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

    The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


    How to DIY Laundry Room Shelves

    Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


    Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

    The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...

    Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

    A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


    Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

    The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.


    Remodeling Industry Celebrates National Home Remodeling Month

    As the home improvement craze continues to sweep across the U.S., a leading industry group shares resources and tips all...


    Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

    After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.


    10 Silent Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

    Worried your A/C unit is nearing its final rest? Here are some telltale signs your air conditioner is failing.


    10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

    Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.