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    Five Common Exterior Remodeling Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

    Home is a place of relaxation and recreation. It’s usually the place you look forward to after a long day at work or school, so when it’s time to fix or replace things, how do you go about it? Here are five common exterior remodeling mistakes that many homeowners commit without realizing it:   Tearing Out Walls or Siding Toda... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on February 22, 2018Comments (0)
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    Tips On How To Approximate The Right Garbage Bin Size For Construction Projects

    If you are planning a kitchen renovation, bathroom remodelling or any other construction project, consider renting a construction garbage bin. These are large, open-topped waste containers that are unlike traditional garbage bins in that they are not emptied into garbage tracks but are instead replaced by empty ones and the full ones ferried by ... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on February 14, 2018Comments (0)
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    Unique Wall Alternatives

    Changing the walls is an effective means of giving a space a completely new look, whether it is a private residence or a public building. There are many creative ways of achieving unique wall designs, some of which completely discard the idea of traditional drywall. Typically these options, such as foam walls or basement wall finishing systems, ... Read More

    by lge77 on February 14, 2018Comments (0)
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    Five Bathroom Renovations That Will Be Popular in 2018

     Many people consider their bathroom a personal sanctuary, not just a place to rinse away the grime and stress of a long day. What’s considered a “personal sanctuary,” though, is entirely dependent on a bathroom’s occupants. Some homeowners look to recreate the dream bathrooms found in luxury magazines, with feature... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on February 13, 2018Comments (0)
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    7 Hard-Knock Truths To Building A Successful Contracting Business

    I've been blessed to be involved in this industry. It's all that I really know, and I've tried to make the world of it. I've been involved with a handful of start-up companies, I've help build a $20,000,000+ construction company, I've had success's, and I've had LOTS of failures. I've done lots of thigns wrong. I've learned a lot. And so on. B... Read More

    by DamionR on June 15, 2011Comments (17)
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    A Man of Many failures

    Alot has changed since my first post here at ContractorTalk. Back then it was the contractor chat room.  This guy, Nate was his name, sent me an email after reading one of my posts on another forum suggesting this cool new website.  How could I resist but take a look?  I've been hooked ever since. I was one of the first to sign u... Read More

    by Grumpy on May 01, 2011Comments (24)
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    5 Tips on Taking Care of Roof Leaks

    If you’ve got water dripping somewhere inside your home, or have unsightly stains marks on the ceilings, then there’s definitely a roof leak. A roof leak has the potential to become the bane of a homeowner’s very existence. Not only are they highly annoying, they’re also particularly damaging for one’s budget. The... Read More

    by lge77 on December 30, 2017Comments (0)
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    What is the best dimmer style?

    While the best dimmer style for recessed lighting is a matter of personal preference, you may not want to choose one based on appearance alone. Sure, appearance is important, but each style actually works slightly different as well, so it’s worth giving it some thought. There are four styles of dimmers most commonly used to... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on January 24, 2018Comments (0)
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    Turning Away Work

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said, "I will not work with that architect. I've worked with him on several jobs in the past and each time it was an unpleasant, money-losing experience. The man has no sense of "t... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 12, 2012Comments (15)
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    Choosing the Perfect Floor Coating

    Whether you’re looking to redo your entire floor, or you’d just like to make your current flooring more stylish and durable, it’s critical that you understand all the pros and cons of the options available to you. To determine your ideal coating, you must fully assess your target space and the scope of your flooring plans. For... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on January 23, 2018Comments (0)
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