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  • Prevent Errors With a Quality-Control Checklist

    At my remodeling company, we rely on many forms and checklists to run our jobs. The one we use most is our quality-control checklist.

  • Reinforcing Old Framing

    Q: We're remodeling a 1930s vintage San Diego home and have to seismically reinforce its cripple walls with plywood, shear transfer plates, and hold-downs. Because all the framing is very dry and most of the cripples measure only 1 foot to 2 feet in lengt

  • Haunted hospital renovation brings artists’ inspirationto Houston

    Houston—Living in an abandoned, haunted hospital atop a pre-Civil War cemetery is something that, for most people, is the stuff nightmares are made of. But for the artists living in the renovated Jefferson Davis Hospital here and the residents in the surr

  • How to use rehabilitation tax credits

    The information presented here is intended solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as accounting advice from the author or Reznick Group.

  • Interview: Island Habitats

    Robert Van Cleef started Yankee Housewrights as a residential remodeling business in 1985 in Jamestown, Rhode Island. With a wealth of remodeling experience in his toolbox, Van Cleef tells us why certain new construction projects don't interest him and how preparing your business to handle two or...

  • Shutter Repair

    Q: I'm in the process of renovating a home with traditional louvered shutters. Some of them need to have the tilt rod replaced, but I'm not sure how best to reattach the staples that connect the individual louvers to the rod. Is there a special tool that can be used to squeeze the staples in place?

  • Talking to Clients About Money

    Talking to clients about money; selling remodeling jobs; the color-coded offic

  • Practical Plaster Repair

    Use plaster washers, joint compound, and drywall to repair cracked or broken plaster

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