Find out why it might be a good idea to run a whole-home humidifier in the winter in a home with forced-air heat, which tends to be very dry. Learn how to fill gaps in a hardwood floor by staining jute and pushing it into the cracks with a painter's knife.
Get tips on putting up faux-tin ceiling tiles in a three-season sun porch. Learn why you should use a mechanical fastener in addition to Liquid Nails.
Learn why it's best to hire a professional to remove any materials containing asbestos from your home. Asbestos must not only be cleaned up properly, but disposed of properly, too. Also get tips on testing the material to make sure it is asbestos before you proceed.
Learn what your options are when the seal breaks in your sliding glass door, giving it a milky appearance. You can either live with it or get an entire door replacement from a respected brand like Andersen or Pella.
If there are gaping horizontal cracks in your basement and the walls are bending in, it's a serious problem and you need to hire a structural engineer. They will write up a report about the situation and specify repairs. Then, after a contractor completes the repairs, the structural engineer will certify that the repair was done correctly. This process is necessary to preserve the value of your home.
Find out how to control moisture and humidity when building an addition to house an indoor pool. Get tips on using mold-resistant materials, such as fiberglass drywall, installing a dehumidifier, and talking to the pool manufacturer to see what they recommend.
Find out why it would be an expensive project to move your shower to where your toilet is and vice versa. Get tips on finding another way to redecorate the bathroom to improve its look.
Find out how to fix a creaky staircase. Get tips on securing the tread into the stringers on both sides by screwing at a 45-degree angle.
Find out how you can keep your house cooler on hot days by painting your roof with UV-reflectant fibrous aluminum paint. Learn how it can also make your roof last longer.
Find out what to do when your wood floor is covered in dried glue. Get tips on refinishing the floor to get rid of the glue using a floor buffer with a sanding screen.
Find out why it's OK to let your dogs rest in your crawlspace on hot summer days as long as they are housetrained and won't use the space as a restroom.
Find out what to do about air in your well water. Get tips on finding a qualified well expert to diagnose and solve the problem.
Find out how to drain the standing water from your backyard by installing a curtain drain. Learn what a curtain drain is and how it works, and get tips on where to install it and have the water discharge.
Find out why painted trim around natural wood doors might look strange: the trim should usually match the door, and new paint takes a while to get used to. Get tips on finding some trim to match the door, and then tacking it up lightly just to see if that makes more visual sense.
Find out what questions you should ask when you are getting a new roof put on. Get tips on asking about shingle removal — the roofers should lay down a tarp to make cleanup easier. Also learn why you should consider replacing your rotted wooden fascia with a product called AZEK.
Find out how to get rid of mold on the caulking in your bathroom. Get tips on using caulk softener to remove the old caulk and recaulking the bathtub with a product that has mildicide in it.
Find out whether you have to worry about mold, chipping, cracking, etc., if you choose composite decking rather than pressure-treated lumber. Learn about the benefits of composite decking: while it does require some maintenance, it is more durable and less time-consuming to maintain than pressure-treated lumber.
Find out how to properly prep wall paneling before you paint it by using liquid sander to abrade the surface, and then applying a good quality primer.
Find out how to repair mortar that has severely deteriorated in your home’s foundation. Get tips on repointing or replacing the mortar with a formula that has a bit more lime in it, which will make it stick to the old stuff better.
Find out how to get rid of Japanese beetles. Learn how beetle traps work and get tips on checking out the traps made by a company called Rescue.
Find out how to get rid of bed bugs when spraying hasn't worked. Get tips on looking into a bed bug extermination method in which professionals put supply ducts into your house and overheat it, essentially turning the house into an oven and killing the bed bugs wherever they are.
Find out how to remove tree roots that are warping a concrete floor. Get tips on using a jackhammer to break up the affected section of the floor, then digging out the roots and repouring the concrete.
Find out how to preserve a patio that is several decades old. Get tips on resurfacing the floor with an epoxy patching compound.
Find out why you should avoid companies that offer expensive services to “waterproof” your basement and use scare tactics to get you to hire them. Instead, the way to deal with water in the basement when it rains is to redirect the water away from your home's foundation using downspout extensions, soil grading and gutter maintenance.