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Ever wondered what the information on your OSB sheathing panel stamp means? This stamp offers vital information for construction professionals as well as guidelines for installation. Here’s a rundown of what the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamp represents. Company logo. APA is a third-party quality control association that represents US and Canadian manufacturers of …

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The kitchen is perhaps the place where function counts the most in your home. Focus too much on design and aesthetics and you may end up with a kitchen that isn’t practical. It may be a minor thing like the corner cupboard door doesn’t open all the way before hitting the counter, but these little …

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How to Reduce Falls Risks on your Jobsite

While you never eliminate the risk of falls on the jobsite, making prevention part of your construction culture will help to keep your crew safe as houses. Falls are still the leading cause of jobsite injuries and fatalities.In order to instill a culture of safety on your jobsite, regular training and commitment on the part …

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More Women Take Up Trades as a Career

A recent survey of high school students found that almost as many young women as men were considering a career in the trades. Working on their own home improvement projects had sparked an interest in remodeling and renovation, according to the study. There have been a number of contributing factors to an increase of women …

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New Home Trends on the Rise in 2021

You could say that 2020 had its ups and down. In March and April, builder confidence dipped to an all-time low of 30. But by November, it was back up to 90. “It was a great year, and 2021 looks even better,” NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz told Builder Online. “We expect the gains to …

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Why Good Reviews Matter

Contractors know first hand that the best kind of marketing is a word-of-mouth endorsement from an existing customer. While some people still ask friends and family members for recommendations, most new clients look online to find a contractor. That means your online reviews are vital in convincing potential clients to put their faith in you. …

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