Sure, you can keep the little polystyrene squiggles around for boxing up breakables—or you can put them to use in these innovative ways
How to Remove Crabgrass
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook rids a lawn of stubborn crabgrass
How to build the perfect metal carport structure to fit your needs
Are you looking for an attractive structure to shelter one, two, or even three vehicles? Prefab metal carports are the perfect solution to protect ATVs, cars, trucks, tractors, or anything in between.
How to Build a Cold Frame
Use rot-resistant planks and a salvaged window to build a protective box that extends the growing season
Metal and Steel Buildings Price Fluctuation
Know about the direct relation of Metal & Steel prices with supply and demand, which affects the metal buildings industry and prices of steel buildings & structures.
Top 600 Specialty Contractors Had a Good Year
The construction market has been growing steadily for the past six years, and, for large specialty contractors, things are looking up. But there are some clouds on the horizon, such as staff shortages in the field and in management and uncertainties about the upcoming presidential election. However, right now, specialty contractors have a lot to be pleased about.The state of the market can be seen in the results of this year’s ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors list. As a group, the Top 600’s revenue topped the $100 billion mark for the first time. The Top 600 cleared revenue of $100.43 billion, up 7.8%, in 2015 from $93.20 billion in 2014. Further, many Top 600 leaders believe the recovery still has steam in it.
How to Make Your Gutters Leaf-Proof
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva suggests solutions for clogged gutters
How to Tile a Floor
The simple secrets to installing a ceramic tile floor
Pro Tips for Painting Trim
Give trim the special treatment it deserves
Lean-to Metal Carports and Buildings Worth it
A lean-to carport can be a great choice for backyards that lack space and for simpler construction, that can be dismantled should there be a need. Typically, a lean-to carport leans on the side of an existing structure like a garage, shed or barn so both constructions blend in as part of the same building. …