12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House
The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior to building, you could be left confused or disappointed with the process.
5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors
Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.
The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program
Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.
New BriqCash Payment and Rewards Platform for Contractors
BriqCash is a new way for construction workers to manage their finances and earn some industry-specific rewards along the way.
Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home
Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the...
10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems
There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...
10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs
Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...
Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors
Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.
Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage
New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...
OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020
Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.
5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades
Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...
How to Build Cement Steps
Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.
Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws
No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires fastening to bricks, blocks or...
2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual
The 2021 International Builders' Show is moving online out of an abundance of caution.
The Science Behind Concrete and Why it Matters for Pros
Ever wonder what concrete is really made of? Read this and find out.
How Contractors Can Work With Property Managers to Gain Business
Property managers who need to solve home issues for hundreds of tenants can provide contractors with an endless stream of...
How To Pour a Perfect Concrete Apron
We followed a concrete crew for the day in order to find out the process behind their black concrete aprons....
How To Level Concrete Slabs
If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with leveling compound. But consider grinding...
Are you trying to decide if your next foundation is going to be block, poured or SIP’s? Don’t make that decision until you read...
How Proper Prep Leads to Crack-Free Concrete
Good finishing techniques will make a slab look great for a while, but proper ground prep will keep it looking...