Use The Right Drywall For The Right Job

When most people think of drywall they think of one type, gypsum board.  However, there are several types of drywall, as well as several drywall thicknesses. I am currently remodeling a basement that has a history of flooding.  Naturally, we are taking step to...

The Miracle Of Foam Insulation

When most people think about insulation they imagine the pink fibrous stuff. This is a common form of insulation that has some benefits, but it also has some negatives. There has been another type of insulation that has been around for years, foam insulation.  This...

Danger In Your Dryer Hose

Part of any remodel is deconstruction of the former build.  I am currently remodeling a utility room for a customer.  In the process I removed the dryer hose.  Take a look at the photo below.  In it you can see that it is full of lint. It is common to think that the...

How To Move 23,000 Pounds Of Drywall

A single sheet of drywall is 4′ x 12′ and weighs about 77 pounds.  Dry wall is typically shipped in sheets of two, so that would be 154 pounds total weight.  Add to this fact that drywall is somewhat fragile. It is awkward to move a few sheets of drywall...

Duct Tightness Test

New homes, and those that are extensively remodeled, now require a duct tightness test.  This test determines the amount of leakage in a home’s HVAC ductwork.  All ducts leak, as they are constructed in segments that are screwed and taped together.  However, an...