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This standard form and tracking system for change orders, created by a practicing contractor who is also an attorney, will ensure that you get paid for all extra work.
Most furnaces and boilers more than five years old can benefit from modifications that will improve performance. A seasoned hvac contractor explains which upgrades will be most cost-effective for gas- and oil-fired systems.
Selling professional design services requires more than an ability to sketch floor plans. An experienced design-builder offers advice on how to use quality perspective drawings and textured elevations to sell jobs.
To avoid the expense of working off the ground and to keep disruption of the homeowners’ lives to a minimum, this custom builder and remodeler framed an 18x32-foot addition on the ground, then hired a crane to lift it into place. Here’s how he did it.
A second generation floor finisher tells how to control job-site temperature and humidity for a durable floor finish every time.
Builders and architects need not be adversaries. These tips from an experienced site foreman show how common courtesy, planning, and a respect for the design process can promote a spirit of cooperation.
Duct cleaning can help, housewrap prevents rot, pneumatic impact wrenches
OSHA compromises on fall safety, Inner-Seal failure suit settled
Q: I’m working on a beautiful old stone farmhouse. Inside, the house has wood-framed walls with the original lath-and-plaster finish. The owners would like to cut their heating bills, and we’re considering blowing insulation into the 4-inch voids between the plaster and the stone. The problem is...
Q: I am having a problem that’s not uncommon in my area (north-central Florida). I recently built a nice custom deck for a customer who wouldn’t accept pressure-treated wood because of its appearance. I used kiln-dried southern pine 5/4x6. We primed all sides of the boards with oil-based primer...
Designing roof overhangs
Simple, low-cost estimating/job-costing program
Rafter sizing chart for multiple shingle layers
Airtight, well-ventilated cathedral ceiling
Portable cabinet lift speeds installation
Lightweight coil nailers, efficient two-fuel heat pump, hands-free fall arrest
Contractor table saw upgrade kit
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