6 Ways to Keep your Construction Project on Budget

Construction projects have a nasty reputation of going over budget and taking twice as long as predicted. As a construction professional, you know there are really good reasons for that. Material prices and availability are volatile, and they affect your bottom line. You often discover issues once you start a new build or reno that …

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What New Homeowners Should Spend Money On

Whether you are the proud owner of a new house or a seasoned contractor advising new clients, knowing what to tackle first can really help you get settled in. Here’s how to decide what you can do yourself as a homeowner, and what you should leave to the pros. Angie Hicks from Angie’s List explains: …

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How to Cure these 8 Common Household Noises

Every house creaks, squeaks and bangs, but some of these noises are enough to drive homeowners crazy. Whether it’s your own house that’s getting on your nerves or your clients are complaining, there are often easy fixes to common home noises. Creaking Doors: Perhaps most common are doors that bang, creak or rattle. Banging doors …

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Tips for Preventing Nail Pops in Drywall

Nail or screw pops occur from time to time. The average house has about 25,000 to 35,000 fasteners, so a dozen screw pops is normal, but when you’re getting hundreds, you have a serious problem and a very expensive callback. Here are some construction tips to help prevent screw and nail pops so you save time and money.

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