The Hammer Man

You’ll never look at hammers the same way again after seeing Brent Bailey make... More

Deck Design Trends for 2014

Andrew Wormer, editor of PDB, asks deck builders what will be popular with customers this year More

Wages on Hold

Most of the remodeling company owners we spoke with for this article had to cut wages during the recession. But many are reporting that in the past two years they have started to increase pay. As Craig Huseby, owner of Huseby Homes, in Nashville, Tenn., put it, 'You can only go so long without giving a man a raise.' More

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Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin... More

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TVA-ORNL Project Provides a Window on the Payback of Energy Upgrades

Study finds that modest upgrades in insualtion and HVAC equipment dramatically... More

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Q&A: Venting Bath Fan Into Soffit Not a Good Idea

Q. It has become common practice in new construction around Nashville to vent bathroom fans into a nearby soffit. One problem is that the vent often gets covered with vinyl or metal soffit because the siding crew doesn't want to cut a hole in the finished More

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Tracking Your Time

A time card can improve the accuracy of your estimates, cut worker’s comp costs,... More

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Making EIFS Watertight

An EIFS installation is only as strong as its weakest details. A veteran EIFS... More

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Carbide-tipped rebar cutter, inflatable knee pads, flood-detector sump pump, magnetic gate latch, flexible screening, new drywall corner bead More

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Prefab plumbing access panels, hand-crank fork lift, electric radiant heat panels, nonyellowing clear caulk More

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