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How to Choose the Best Blade for Circular Saws

Upgraded materials and recent improvements give Pros more and better circular saw blade options. Find out how to choose the best blade for circular saws. By Peter Fabris A circular saw is an indispensable workhorse for most contractors. Its portability and versatility to make different types of cuts on a wide variety of materials is unmatched. […]

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What you should know before moving your construction business

Are you planning to move your business to another state? There are legal aspects you need to be aware of before moving your construction business if you’re going to make a smooth transition. Moving a construction business is much easier for sole proprietorships and partnerships than for corporations or LLCs. However, regardless of how your business […]

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2017’s top tools and brands for construction Pros

Thanks in part to the cordless revolution, 2017 was a prolific year for power tool releases, but 8 rose as the 2017 top tools, according to the editors at one website. Power tools and accessories from Bosch, DeWalt, Hilti, Hitachi, Husky, Makita, Metabo and Milwaukee made ToolsinAction.com’s list of “Best Power Tools for 2017,” while [...]
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How to Repair Wood Siding

By Chad McDade Wood siding is a durable and long-lasting exterior cladding option that has been used on homes for centuries. One of the downsides of this type of siding, however, is the maintenance it requires. Wood siding needs to be repainted and caulked on a fairly regular schedule. Without this maintenance regimen, water will [...]
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The Art of Building a Drywall Arch

Building a drywall arch is an art, but fitting drywall into a curve is where the professional contractor earns his money. To reduce time spent soaking a drywall strip into a curve, start by purchasing 1/4-inch drywall that’s designed to bend. For building a drywall arch, start by using your cut-out wood pieces as your drywall [...]
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Top challenges facing the housing sector in 2018

  The monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index includes a set of “special” questions on a topic of current interest to the housing industry. In December 2017, the special questions asked builders about the problems they faced in 2017 and the top challenges facing the housing sector in 2018. The second most significant problem in […]

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WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX? Ken Harris

Ken Harris  //  Carpenter, Emergent Construction //  Indianapolis It was a pet rabbit. That was Ken Harris’ entrée into the carpentry world. After Harris moved home from college, his pet rabbit needed a home, so he built a hutch. To say he over-engineered it would be an understatement, but the experience sparked a passion that […]