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Construction Practices

Articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on best practices for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



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3 Pro Tips for Insulating Foundation

Symbi Homes builds and remodels green from the ground up at the Model ReModel 2022 project, the Regeneration House



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Siding Restoration on a Historic Home: Part 1

In order to give our Model ReModel 2022, a 19th-century Victorian, a proper facelift, the Symbi Homes team opted to repaint in a new palette. The age of the home required a specific approach to manage lead paint and historical requirements.


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5 Metrics Remodeling Contractors Should Track

There are certain metrics that every remodeler should be tracking in order to see how their business is performing, and how the numbers compare to other successful companies.
 

5 Instagram Accounts to Follow as a Remodeler

Instagram is a powerful tool for marketing and education. Here are five remodelers that do both just right.

Checking Your Client’s Chimneys? Look For These Common Damages

Brick spalling, crumbling, moisture—these failures result from a lack of chimney maintenance. As fall approaches, remodelers must ensure their client…

The Murder of a Tile Contractor and the Cautionary Tale Behind It​

The mainstream media isn't always kind to contractors. But what about difficult homeowners? What about homeowners who are even worse than that?

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Building Resiliency

Model building code could aid remodelers and home owners in face of extreme weather.

COVID-19: One Remodeling Marketer Outlines Her Plan

See how Consultant and Marketing Director Megan McGuire is responding to the novel coronavirus

Breaking the Fall

Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision

Bathroom Lighting

Use these guidelines to avoid common mistakes 

Estimating Shortcuts for Circular Concrete Shapes

There’s more than one way to calculate quantities for curved slabs and tube forms. We review the standard math, add a shortcut, and throw in a cheat sheet for good measure.

Model of Independence

The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design

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