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Other stories by Fernando Pages Ruiz

  • The Adjuster's Tool Kit

    Insurance adjusters are on the road for days or weeks at a time and need to be prepared. Here's what you should have on hand.

  • Getting Started as an Insurance Adjuster

    When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work, assessing damage for insurance companies. Contractors looking for a job that takes their stiff joints and aching back off the jobsite might consider using their experience in construction as a licensed adjuster.

  • LED Lighting Essentials

    Here's what you need to know to choose the right bulb

  • Getting Started in Multiifamily Housing

    One- to four-unit apartment buildings are a good option for single-family home builders looking to invest in real estate.

  • Building Accepted Fire Barriers for Multifamily Homes

    Construction details that prevent fires from spreading from one unit to another.

  • Soundproofing A Band Room

    Using simple techniques and specialized products, you can block out even live rock ’n ’roll.

  • On Site With Pervious Concrete

    Stormwater runoff flows right through this porous concrete pavement.

  • Soundproofing a Through-Wall Air Conditioner

    Q. My neighbor has a noisy through-the-wall air conditioner that runs day and night. So that I could get a better night's sleep, I thought I would offer to build him a soundproof box he could place around the AC unit, before I resort to more drastic measu

  • Repairing Fire Damage

    Assessing the damage and making repairs is challenging enough, but you've also got to get rid of that smell.