Utah is ranked No. 5 among states for residents dramatically reallocating their time during the COVID delta variant surge to home improvement projects.
The Hearth Home Improvement Surge Study used aggregate cell phone GPS data to determine the places that local and national residents are visiting most. Utah residents ranked No. 5, at 25 percent, for the total increase in home improvement store traffic during the period from July 18-Sept. 20.
The top-ranked state is Louisiana, up 48 percent, bolstered by the impacts of Hurricane Ida, followed by Maine at 29 percent.