The hammer drill – for all your drilling needs

Hammer drill or rotary hammer drill? Here’s how to get the right one for the work you do.

How to install vinyl siding

Vinyl siding installation allows for movement during temperature changes

A beginner’s guide to using a router

For a small investment of cash and a bit more in time spent practicing, you’ll find yourself reaching for a ...


How to install a handicap accessible window

How to install a handicap accessible window

Before you install a handicap accessible window, consider the abilities of the person who will ...

How to install a kitchen sink

How to install a kitchen sink

The key to how to install a kitchen sink that's perfect is to start with ...


Masonry joints that face upward (also called “sky” joints) which you may end at exterior window sill details should not be repointed. These joints experience more expansion and contraction, and are typically caulked, rather than filled with mortar. Standard mortar will not provide adequate leak protection.

Tools & supplies


A new hammer you should try

New hammer designs and materials will help do the job more efficiently, be easier to ...


Painting tips from a pro

Painting tips and recommendations from a successful pro.



Safety concerns for temporary workers

Whether on the job for one day or one year, temporary workers are entitled to ...


Electric safety for builders and remodelers

Electric work is a necessity on the jobsite. Following some basic rules can help keep ...



Products that help save time and money

Many of these tools are as affordable as they are effective in helping you save ...


Developing a business strategy that works

Successful contractor Sal Franco shares the business strategy that worked for him.

Business forms

These forms will help you manage your business and keep track of your expenses, profits and taxes.