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      Home Remodeling Spending Hits Record High

      The market indicates that it's a great time to be a pro remodeler.


      Three Things to Know About Energy Efficient Roofing

      Creating an energy efficient roof will save you money and energy. Here are a few things you need to know...


      How To Level Concrete Slabs

      If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with leveling compound. But consider grinding...


      Toolipedia: Drywall Rasp

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the drywall rasp.


      How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

      A style and trend expert helps to simplify the head-scratching and often frustrating process of choosing kitchen cabinet hardware


      5 Projects to Get You Over Your Fear of DIY Home Improvement

      Got some big ideas for home improvement but don't know where to start? Check out these projects for novice DIYers.


      How To Install Pocket Door Privacy Hardware

      A pro finish carpenter shares his method of installing hardware on a pocket door.


      Thermomass

      Are you trying to decide if your next foundation is going to be block, poured or SIP’s? Don’t make that decision until you read...

      Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes

      I've seen these same mistakes made over and over. The solution for every one is simple. Let me show you....


      Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

      A roofing pro explains the ten things you should look for when hiring someone to roof a house


      How Proper Prep Leads to Crack-Free Concrete

      Good finishing techniques will make a slab look great for a while, but proper ground prep will keep it looking...


      Five Reasons To Apply a Skim Coat

      Skim coating rejuvenates old walls, making them look new again.


      Roof Venting Basics

      Roof venting 101


      Seven Plumbing Tricks You Have To Know

      Seven terrific tips and tricks from a long-time plumber



      Get Yourself out of Prickly Plumbing Predicaments

      Even pro plumbers run into unforeseen problems on the job. Veteran plumber Les Zell shares the cool tools and tips...

      Tackle Tricky Plumbing Problems

      Check out these great solutions to plumbing problems that were not what they seemed.


      PVC Pipe vs. ABS Pipe: How do you Choose?

      Ask a bunch of plumbers which is better and you probably wont get an answer, just an argument.