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This straightforward technique uses tight-fitting rigid foam to air-seal and insulate truss floor perimeters.
These standard balance sheet ratios will take the mystery out of your financial records and help you make sound long-term management decisions.
When it comes to framing, small errors can lead to big problems. A building inspector red-flags the ten most common framing mistakes he encounters, and tells how to do it right.
A western production framer explains how to order, stack, and set trusses quickly and accurately — without laying out the plates.
Where deep frost is not a danger, shallow footings and floor slabs can be formed and poured together. A New Mexico contractor takes a step-by-step look at how to excavate, form, brace, and finish monolithic slabs.
Working contractors share tips on how to run your business better.
To comply with federal emissions regulations, manufacturers have designed a new breed of wood stoves and fireplaces that burn cleaner and more efficiently.
A drilling and blasting contractor tells what to expect if you have to blast, and gives advice on how to minimize costs.
Stamped drawings, fiberglass vs. cellulose, sink strainers
Qualified Framer program, OSHA inspectors target small builders, retread roof, new itchless fiberglass insulation
Q: We will soon build an addition to a balloon-framed house. This job calls for opening up one exterior bearing wall. We plan to install the beam flush with the ceiling joists so we have a continuous ceiling plane between the old and new structures. What is the best way to temporarily support the...
Replacements for the hearth
Contract language for plans that say “match existing”
Custom specs and contracts made easy
Taking the sag out of shelving
Thermal bridging in steel studs
Designing eco-friendly interiors, legal guide to employee policies
Tools and tips from expert installers
New insulated concrete block, knock-down lumber rack for pickups, clips for patching holes in drywall, fix for squeaky floors
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