The Carolina Contractor Show

The Carolina Contractor Show

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What are you going to do with all of this free time at home?  Listen in to this week’s show on what you need to do around the house to make sure everything is up to par!  Eric also provides a great pointer on how to prevent pollen on a screened porch!

In our questions segment, we cover ways to get reclaimed wood for remodeling, how to get more pressure from your shower head, a sagging drywall problem and the rundown on having a kitc...

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March 8, 2020 27 min

This show is all about the next generation!  We discuss what the next wave of contractors need to be aware of when coming out of school with a construction degree.  An intern from the construction program at ECU gives us his rundown on what he likes about the program, what he’s learning and how he learns best👷🏼‍♂️  Check out a whole show on “If I knew then, what I know now”

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all thi...

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February 28, 2020 28 min

We welcomed the local guys from Big Blue Restoration this week to talk about what you do in the case of an emergency!  There are do’s and don’t s for a homeowner, when it comes to insurance.  Mike Anderson and Zach Davenport give the rundown on your responsibilities as a homeowner, in a disaster situation.  MITIGATE YOUR DAMAGES!  

We go through each part of the house that may be prone to a covered peril, like pipe bursts, house fir...

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What's all the craze about the ZIP system?  What, exactly, is a SIP or structural insulated panel?  How can you accomplish the same thing with traditional framing?  Tune into this week's program to get answers on all of the above!  Also, how to retrofit an existing building envelope to improve your efficiency.

In our questions segment, we unfold a worst case plumbing scenario, how insurance coverage works when upgrading to a...

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What in the world is Hempcrete?  In our constant search for the latest, greatest building products...we found the next big thing in masonry!  Hempcrete is made from the hemp stalk mixed with lime and water.  Listen in to find out more about the product and just how many uses it has!

Also featured in this episode, are construction exoskeletons👀  What was originally intended to help folks with rehabilitation has crossed party ...



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February 9, 2020 29 min

In this episode we feature a product that is revolutionary in the world of concrete repair.  It’s called Xypex and the science behind it is fascinating.  I found out about the product when someone told me you could waterproof a basement wall from the inside.  This product actually penetrates the cracks that cause leaks and fills in the cracks with crystal structures...and so much more!

Our questions segment covers HVAC Q&A regar...





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Our guest host this week was property guru Steven Andrews.  Steven went from 2 rental houses to 175 in less than a decade.  Check out this weeks show to listen in on how he did it, as well as advice to folks who want to pursue this as a career opportunity.  You don’t want to miss this!

Our questions segment covers interest rates, a seller’s market, price per square foot and several reasons why now is a good time to build.  We also t...

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January 30, 2020 30 min

If you’re going to put money into your house, you want to get it back!  We cover what you can do to your house to improve the value AND....improve your quality of life!  Return on investment (ROI) is of utmost importance when you’re deciding how to improve your living space.  Check out what you can do that will pay you back....and then some!  

We also cover construction oriented family activities, an invention in India that could be...



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In this episode we start out with search result numbers from Google...find out what everybody in searching for in home improvement!  Our topic covers things you can do to your house to combat those nasty germs and viruses.  Indoor air quality is very important this time of the year....we discuss how to make sure yours is under control.  We even talk about “Dirty Sock Syndrome”...yes, it is a thing!

In our questions segment, we discu...

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While everyone is breaking for the holidays, there’s no better time to do a maintenance inspection on your house!  You don’t have to be a home inspector to spot the obvious!  In this episode we start with the roof and work our way to the foundation.  Preventative maintenance is a great thing to avoid potentially big ticket problems!

In our questions segment, we cover solar panels scams, overcharging batteries, designer shingles and ...

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In our latest episode, we cover several Christmas gift ideas for Dad or the DIY’er in your house.  There’s also a nice rundown on what to expect from TV’s in the near and far future!

Our listener-questions segment had some good topics, such as:  the legal implications of waiving a deductible for an insurance claim, how LVL’s compare in size to dimensional lumber, what to do if your builder went out of business and if you should have...





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December 5, 2019 31 min

A change is coming!  GAF is changing the game with their new Timberline HDZ shingle.  It looks, feels and costs the same as the original Timberline, but a small tweak in the manufacturing process has improved this architectural shingle on so many levels!  Tune in to get the rundown from our GAF territory manager, Ron Cooke.  Ron covers the ins and outs of the manufacturing process and why these changes are so significant...you don’...



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December 5, 2019 27 min

We connect the dots on the latest in the hemp and building industries.  Our feature is a company who has a patent on the processing of “Hemp Wood”. It is truly fascinating to see the uses of a product that is 20% stronger than oak and grown 100 times faster...literally!  We give a rundown of hemp flooring, as well as laminate, hardwood and tile flooring.

In our questions segment, we cover water alarms and freeze sensors, the pros an...

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We start the show of with news updates on architect licensing requirement and the Duke Energy solar credit starting in 2020.  We transition to a segment devoted to construction terminology and why these terms are important to know when dealing with contractors.  

Our listener questions segment rocked this week...we covered water heater sizing per person for a family, OSB vs. Plywood, how to remove wallpaper, and lastly, how to keep ...



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November 19, 2019 28 min

We were hired to design a hybrid “Safe Room/Storm Shelter” for a client.  Find out how we got started, where we got our info and how we are taking this super-cool challenge...head on!  In segment one, we also cover the change in continuing education requirements for all general contractors starting next year.

Segment 2 questions covers several relevant HVAC topics for this time of year, such as:  investing in SEER rating vs. multi-s...

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November 4, 2019 28 min

In the construction world...especially in the south, there’s a debate over Modular vs. Stick-built.  It’s not just a debate over costs...there’s efficiency, quality, aesthetics and resale values to take into account.  Listen to this week’s episode to get the rundown on both options!  

Our questions segment covers Public Adjusters....what they are, and are they legit?  Driveway resurfacing options and how old building styles yielded ...

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October 29, 2019 27 min

So you think you want to flip a house🤷🏻‍♂️🏠  In this week’s episocde, we cover the ins and outs of flipping a house.  They make it look easy on TV...so we talk about what to be aware of before you get into it and what to do after you get started....you don’t want to miss this one!

Our listener questions touched on hand nailing vs. nail guns, the pros of upgrading to 6” gutters and what to know about your HVAC...

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The breakdown of the pros and cons in using contractor finder services like Angie’s List & Home Advisor.  We explain a BETTER way to find the right contractor that will guarantee you’ll have a job done well🤯

In segment 2, we answer questions about remedying hardwood floor squeaks, the differences in contractor certification credentials, and a scenario where exterior window shades are going to save one of our listeners a ...

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This week’s episode goes into detail on the building code’s history and It’s evolution into what we have today.  In segment 2, we had some great questions to answer this week....Such as: How Duck tape became a household name.  What to do about a vapor barrier in your crawl space and the pros and cons of pressure washing algae from the north slope of a roof!

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction.  We aim to high...

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September 28, 2019 28 min

What in the world is aesbestos?  Why should you be aware?  What do you look for?  This episode covers the ins and outs of aesbestos building products and why they are dangerous!  You don’t want to miss this!
Detached garages are huge right now...see what we recommend regarding design and general pointers....maybe a little man-cave/she-shed talk.  The deal with Synthetic underlayment vs. Tar paper on a roof...Renovated mill apartment...

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