Wall Construction

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How to Install Metal Corner Bead

Corner bead is usually a slender plastic or metal strip.

How to Cut Metal Studs

They're useful for serious wall projects.

How to Build a Soundproof Partition Wall

A soundproof wall creates a quiet room.

Installing A Sub Wall

Many people now enjoy the feel of a half wall at home.

How to Seal up a Doorway in a Block Wall Part 1

This easy step-by-step guide will help stop moisture damage.

How to Install a Fire Damper

Fire dampers regulate moisture and air entering a fireplace.

How to Frame and Sheetrock a Wall

To remodel a home you may need to frame some walls first.

Estimate the Cost to Soundproof Your Walls

Soundproof walls have a number of uses.

What is a Fire-Rated Wall?

Fire-rated walls are a passive fire protection system.

Soundproofing a Wall over an Existing Wall Part 1

How to make a room soundproof.

How to Repair a Broken Ceiling Track

If you can't bend it back, you might need some sheet metal.

Installing a Nail Plate to Protect Wiring

A nail plate installed in your walls can save you trouble.

How to Build a Knee Wall Partition Part 1

A knee wall partition is a spatial division in your home.

What Underlayment to Use for Wall Sheathing

Wall sheathing is the covering on the exterior of the house.

How to Replace Countertop Corbels and Brackets

Countertop corbels and brackets are essentially mechanisms that hold up the countertop, either literally

How to Build a Soundproof Partition Wall Part 1

A partition wall alone will not create a soundproof area.

Adding a Wall Between a Ceiling Joist

Ceiling joists are required construction elements that are necessary in a home. The joist is the beam

How to Strengthen an Existing Pier Foundation

A house may be at risk of damage if it has an old pier foundation.

Building a Wall 3 - Three Stud Corner and Windows

Don't make the most common mistakes.

Things to Avoid When Installing Corbels and Brackets

Corbels and brackets are essentially the same, except that corbels are brackets made from wood. Regular

4 Reasons a Wall Stud Might Become Bowed

A wall stud may become bowed in your home due to several reasons, commonly involving moisture or structural anomalies.

How to Level a Pier Foundation

Every structure needs the right foundation beneath it.

How to Build a Stud Wall Part 1

With today’s internet, and many of the locally available home improvement outlets, learning how

How to Make a Fire Rated Wall

A fire rated wall can be one of two types.

What is a Pier Foundation?

A pier foundation is built several feet above the ground.

Wall Framing Basics

You can never be too prepared before framing a room.

How to Clean and Maintain Your Drywall Tools

Clean your drywall tools to extend their life for years.

Hanging Drywall Vertically

Hanging drywall can be time consuming.

How to Install Vinyl Corner Bead

Here are a few materials and steps that you will need.

Building a Wall 2 - Layout

A good wall needs a good layout.

Making Your Own Curtain Wall Partition

A wall partition divides rooms.

How to Hang Drywall

Start by gathering tools.

How to Build a Knee Wall Partition Part 3

A knee wall supports the rafters.

Building a Wall 1 - Introduction

Most Common Mistakes: Not checking to see if the slab foundation is square. Using badly bowed

Anchoring a Partition Wall: Parallel to Joists

A partition wall can be used to create a divider in a large room. Doing so isn’t difficult it just

How to Create a Doorway in a Stud Wall Part 1

A stud wall is a non-load bearing wall (meaning that it doesn’t support the ceiling) which is usually

Constructing a Load-Bearing Stud Wall

If you are building on a concrete slab, you will need to use pressure-treated 2x4 lumber.

Platform Framing vs Balloon Framing

Balloon or platform framing, which is right for you? Find out here!

Installing an Acoustic Barrier

It's designed to reduce the sound between rooms.

3 Things to Know Before Shopping for Drywall Tools

The right tools are worth the investment of time and money.