Aug 20 2018

A set of detailed project specifications, or specs, save time, money, and aggravation by ensuring that everyone works off the same page.

Jul 10 2018

ProToolReviews test drives over two dozen models to help you pick your next purchase

Apr 19 2018

Aerial lifts are a real time-saver on jobsites; with a few basic safety precautions, they can continue to be


Apr 16 2018

Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists

Apr 7 2018
Sometimes its best to close your eyes and jump in
Mar 22 2018

Guardrails provide a physical barrier between the worker and the fall hazard.  When constructed correctly, guardrails can prevent a person from falling from elevated workplaces.  

Feb 23 2018

Water often finds its way into holes in the wall. It is your job to help it get out.

Feb 22 2018

Part 2 in a miniseries on fall protection equipment and techniques

Feb 20 2018

A solid workhorse that sucks better than many other HEPA vacs at a great price point

Feb 1 2018

Turns out, ducts buried under insulation actually can work to save energy and eliminate condensation inside the ducts. If you seal and insulate them first


Jan 25 2018

An in-depth look at what is involved with personal fall protection, how to use it, where it's appropriate, and where to get it

Dec 19 2017

Less is more, more or less. And now it is codified.

Nov 28 2017

A handful of handies for the tool editor who has (almost) everything

Nov 13 2017

Tend to yourself and to immediate danger—and then start planning your comeback party

Oct 23 2017

How to reduce ice dams, improve thermal performance, and boost durability of homes with vented attics


Oct 10 2017

Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules

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