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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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A Carpenter’s Ethos

By Robert Robillard

The Path of the Carpenter Apprentice -A Carpenter’s Ethos A Carpenter’s ethos started on a Monday morning. I had forgotten my breakfast and coffee on the kitchen counter. It was starting to rain and my boots were soaked through. It was only 8 am. It was day one of the new job, which meant that…

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Helly Hansen LifaLoft Jacket

By Robert Robillard

Kensington LifaLoft Jacket Review 73230 As a New England mobile contractors, our Jobsite weather is constantly changing. Working outdoors means you tend to choose tools and clothing that can stand up to harsh environments. Once you find a brand, tool or clothing that fits that mold you tend to hold on tight! So let’s talk…

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Carhartt Flex Shirts

By Robert Robillard

Carhartt Rugged Flex Mid-Weight Shirts for Winter Winter’s here and many tradespeople, if they have the option, prefer to do interior work during these cold months.  Remodelers, in particular, may have more flexibility to schedule interior work according to the seasons, but inside it where we’d all prefer to be.  Now when we think of…

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The Carpenter Apprentice Path

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Apprentice From Green2Great Hey guys, In the last 2 months, we’ve published a few videos with our newest employee, and carpenter apprentice – Dave Brefini.     Green2Great Video Series These videos have received great feedback and engagement from you all so we decided to make it a regular video series. Join Dave and…

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Rigid Insulation Board – Basement Insulation

By Robert Robillard

Basement Wall Insulation Using Rigid Foam Board Best practice for basement wall insulation [best insulating and vapor barrier system] is closed-cell foam, the second-best is using foam board, especially if you’re trying to save money. Using a rigid foam board creates a good vapor barrier along with an insulation layer that won’t promote mold growth. Rigid…

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Contractor SCAM

By Robert Robillard

How To Avoid A Contractor Scam True Story: A group of men, reportedly with Irish accents, have been knocking on doors around town offering residents services to work on their home, from chimney work to roofing. They promise to cut you a deal on work around your home, demand cash upfront, then jack up the price once…

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How To Use DAP Pro System 600 Spray Foam kit

By Robert Robillard

DIY Spray Foam With DAP System 600 Froth Pack If you only have a small area to insulate like a small addition, bathroom or a basement remodel hiring a spray foam contractor can be expensive and not a viable option. In these situations, I  purchase a spray foam froth pak, like the DAP Touch ‘n…

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Sealing And Insulating Rim Joists

By Robert Robillard

Sealing and Insulating Rim Joists – BEST PRACTICE Rim Joists [also called band joists] and sill plates are often an overlooked and under-insulated location in a house. The rim joist is a box-like cavity that the floor joists connect to and sits on the foundation sill and wall. Rim joists and sill plates, if not sealed, are…

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