Learn how to prepare an area for epoxy, and discover what steps to take when the epoxy doesn't “take.”
Discover the two most common approaches to installing residential ponds.
Find out what to consider before painting fireplace brick, including preparing existing brick and removing the paint once you're done with the painted look.
Get options for finishing dirt floors in outdoor structures, including tips on floating poured concrete.
Forget harsh chemicals! Use natural household items to get rid of small bugs in your home.
Find out how to repair a popcorn ceiling that's stained in some parts, crumbling in others. Learn what product to use on damaged sections, and how to successfully apply paint to the popcorn texture.
Take the right steps before painting a wood surface to get results that last for years. From the best paint and primer to the order you should apply them, find out how to paint a wood deck ceiling.
Learn the best way to prepare water stains for paint, and find out when you should file a claim with homeowners insurance.
PEX piping has a lot of advantages over copper piping – but some detractors are concerned that it might be eaten by rodents. Get The Money Pit's take on the topic.
Paint alone won’t get rid of the foul odor left behind from cigarettes. Learn how to prep walls before repainting, and how to treat and clean carpets and floors to permanantly get rid of that tobacco smell.
Unless there's a crack in the porcelain, a leaky toilet tank usually results from an ill-fitting seal. Get an easy trick for securing leaky toilet connections without new hardware.
Moisture beading on a laminate floor could mean condensation, or water coming up from the suface beneath it. Get help pinpointing the problem and advice for eliminating it.
Find out how routine HVAC maintainance can eliminate and pinpoint odor sources. Plus, a product designed specifically to eliminate foul smells.
Learn the DIY-friendly way to smooth over cracks and gaps in sheetrock.
When a dryer vent tube disconnects or leaks, wet laundry is the least of your concerns. Find out what steps need to be taken to fix this fire hazard. Plus, learn what happens to insulation's R-value – or thermal resistance – once it gets damp.
It's not unusual for fascia board – the vertical edging around a roof – to come loose. Find out when to repair and when to replace fascia, and which screws secure it best.
Pinpointing the cause of a smelly refrigerator can be tough, but there are natural and chemical methods for getting rid of it.
Not all floors – and floor cleaners – are created equal. Discover which cleaning product contains less moisture than most, making it safe for older, antique hardwood.
Find out possible causes for dark gray spots on wood decking including algea and mold – and ways to get rid of them.
There are common and uncommon ways to clear condensation from between paned window. Hear one caller's unusual method, as well as more proven steps you can take.
There are plenty of options out there for keeping squirrels out of birdhouses, but the best deterrent is sometimes the simplest.
Get tips for selecting and applying mold-resistant bathroom caulk. Also, discover how humidistats work hand-in-hand with exhaust fans to decrease bathroom humidity.
Find out what's causing banging pipes – and a solution. Also, a simple installation can balance out water pressure among shower faucets.
Find out and when and how to till and replace sod that never “took” – including a key step before planting any new seed, and advice for weed removal.