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 to building, you could be left confused or disappointed with the process.
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.
Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot
The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.
5 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Construction
Protect your hearing while you work with these noise-reducing headsets.
10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems
There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...
10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs
Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...
15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe
A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...
Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage
New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...
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...
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.
Which Home Improvement and Maintenance Services Are the Most Popular?
Some of the survey results may surprise you.
5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Plumber
We talked with a self-described ski-bum-turned-veteran-plumber to learn the five things he wishes he would have known when he started...
Tips for Plumbing With Plastic Pipe
We asked Les Zell, our resident master plumber, to share some of his tips on working with plastic plumbing. Here...
2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual
The 2021 International Builders' Show is moving online out of an abundance of caution.
Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge
Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.
How to Become a Plumber
Learn how to become a plumber through a local apprenticeship or trade school program.
Post Plumbing Job Checklist
Another successful plumbing job...but wait! Before you pack up your tools, take the time to do a final check...
Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear
This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.
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....