Learn which steps to take before installing a tankless water heater in a hard water area. Also, get Money Pit's opinion on tankless water heaters – their functionality, efficiency, and reputation.
Two- and three-story homes quickly turn life-threatening when there's a fire – especially when bedrooms are located upstairs. Learn about traditional and high-tech systems and solutions that can help your family escape safely from a burning home.
Outbuildings are on the rise. They're great DIY projects, but require some considerations. Learn which steps and materials are key when adding sheds, greenhouses, or other structures to your property.
Installing a fence in a water-prone yard requires special preparation and materials. Learn how to securely put up a chain-link fence in moist dirt that's prone to flooding.
When grout begans to crack and crumble, it can be a sign of a problem with the grout – OR a problem with the tile. Learn how to determine the difference. Plus, get helpful tips for removing and re-installing both.
Flat roofs are frequently covered by pitched roofs – a conversion that has benefits but can present challenges, too. Learn what you can do to improve insulation and ventilation in a home where a flat roof still exists.
Refacing kitchen cabinets is a great way to give your kitchen a lift. Learn what it entails, and how to determine beforehand whether it’s better to replace them altogether.
Discover which water heater is best in a vacation home that's empty – and cold – all winter. Plus, get tips for adding efficiency and savings to your water heater – and bills.
Water heaters are known to emit a sulfur or “rotten egg” smell. Discover options for making it go away. Plus, take a quiz to find out whether your water heater is worth fixing, or if it needs to be replaced.
Are your kitchen cabinet doors faded or damaged? Learn how to refinish them – an inexpensive alternative to replacing or even refacing.
Cleaners and garbage disposals aren't always enough to keep drains from developing odors. Discover a common drain odor that can't be washed away with soap – and what to do about it.
Learn whether cracks in concrete garage floors are structural or easily fixed, and which steps to take first.
Find out why you might hear popping sounds when air conditioning turns on, whether it's cause for worry, and what to do about it. Plus, get advice for quieting noisy pipes.
All it takes it two products to repair a large crack in a garage floor. Get the details, and learn how to keep the crack from reappearing.
Modular, or pre-fab, homes sometimes raise eyebrows. Learn what Money Pit thinks about these homes that are assembled in factories then transported to their designated site.
Learn what condensation means for a window. Plus, window replacement sounds daunting and expensive, but can save homeowners money in the long run. Get the details.
A roof with a steep pitch increases the need for well-flashed gutters. Learn how to bridge the gap between your roof and your gutters for optimal rainwater collection and deflection.
Get a trick of the trade to repair a leaking chimney using flashing installed above the chimney to direct water away from the leak point.
Find out what changes to roof insulation can keep costly ice dams from forming above them. Plus, learn about a product you can install on your own that also keeps ice dams at bay.
Learn what factors cause a septic tank to require replacement, and how to determine whether it's time for a new one.
Laminate floors offer easy installation, but can be tough to fix if they bubble and buckle. Learn what options exist for fixing a Pergo laminate floor, and discover tricks for avoiding moisture-related problems in the first place.
Learn which steps to take to find out why an automatic garage door is open unevenly and loudly – and how to repair it.
Gutters claiming to be clog-free are nonetheless prone to other problems. Find out what might be causing water to overflow from them, and get tips on alternate types of replacement gutters.
Problems resulting from structural changes – especially structural changes involving weight-bearing walls – need to be handled by a pro. Learn how to proceed when home removations result in uneven floors.