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Concrete Consumption Poised to Slow

Lower attendance at the World of Concrete Show 2020 earlier this month seemed to confirm a more modest outlook for an industry anticipating lower demand from non-residential construction markets. World of Concrete announced Feb. 13 that attendance at the show reached about 54,000, or 9 percent below last year’s record level. Show organizers said 1,310 [...]

Need More Power?

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Remodeling Index Signals Bullish Outlook

Remodeling contractors reported significant upticks in remodeling activity in the fourth quarter, indicating a bullish outlook for 2020, according to a recent quarterly survey from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). The NAHB said its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose three points to reach 58 in the fourth quarter of 2019 due to an increase [...]

Pros Praise Leviton’s Next-Gen Charger Receptacle

Seven of seven Pro Construction Guide Advisors who tested the Leviton USB Dual Type-C with Power Delivery In-Wall Charger Receptacle recommend it for clients looking to free up electrical outlets and reduce clutter via adapter-free charging of their smartphones, tablets and some laptop computers. Pro Construction Guide Field Testers Douglas Diller – Wheelersburg, Ohio Kyle [...]

2 Takeaways from the Home Improvement Insights Summit

Baby Boomers’ preference to age in place and growing concern over extreme weather will influence more home improvement decisions in 2020, according to a recap of the Home Improvement Insights Summit held in Chicago this fall. The annual conference is hosted by the Home Improvement Research Institute, a non-profit established by dozens of the industry’s […]


Energizer Impresses Pros With New 1300-Lumen Flashlight

Six of six Pro Construction Guide Advisors who tested a powerful new flashlight from Energizer® said they would recommend it to fellow pros for its brightness, compact and rugged design and ability to reproduce natural lighting. Pro Construction Guide Field Testers Kris Catlett – Walla Walla, Washington Tyler Coleman – Orlando, Florida Jack Edgar – [...]

Whole House Electrical Safety from Leviton

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How to lay ceramic tile

The key to how to lay ceramic tile is preparation. Use thinset mortars specified for the subflooring. Consider waterproofing and crack prevention membranes

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