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Planning for success
From double-parking and wrestling materials into the service elevator to tying into electrical and mechanical systems that service a whole building, remodeling in high-rise apartment buildings gets complicated fast. Here’s how one New York City builder has survived the jungle.
Time is of the essence
Accurate job-cost information and a thorough estimating checklist help this successful remodeler win jobs that make money.
Remodelers have an obligation — both legal and ethical — to protect workers and clients from the hazards of lead-based paint. A research scientist specializing in environmental health offers practical guidelines for reducing this risk on the job site.
For upstairs additions, weather protection is critical. A second-story pro from the rainy Northwest explains his method for fast, effective tarping.
Recipe for remodeling success
Whether you’re a home inspector or a remodeler, these specialty tools can help you diagnose problems hidden behind walls and under floors.
One good way to improve your business is to talk with others in the industry. Here are some tips for success we picked up at this year’s Remodelers’ Show.
Q: In our remodeling business, we often demolish plaster and drywall in old homes, and find that the dust and fine abrasives work through just about everything we put down on the floor. What method do you recommend for protecting floors? Also, do you have any recommendations for a shop vac that...
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