Find out how to get rid of mineral salt deposits on concrete block walls in a basement. Then learn the three things you should do to address the root problem of moisture.
Learn how old windows are built and what's required to replace a sash cord. Find out if broken sash cords can or should impact the value of your home.
Find out how you can paint a metal railing to make it match a rustic decorative theme. Get the name of a company that sells easy DIY kits to create metal patinas and finishes.
Find out how to humidify an entire house using an existing duct system. Learn how the humidifier works and what kind of unit works well but doesn't require a lot of maintenance.
Find out how to repair ceiling cracks with perforated drywall tape. Get tips on how to apply and sand layers of joint compound so that they are not noticeable.
Find out how to deal with the problem of water from heavy rainfall seeping through under the foundation of your home. Learn why keeping your gutters clean and creating a 10-degree slope in the soil around the house can improve drainage and solve the issue.
Find out why you don't need contractors to clean the air ducts in your home. Learn about changing the filters regularly and why you should consider investing in a whole house air cleaner that's installed into the HVAC system.
Find out your options for installing tile on drywall. Learn about using a traditional adhesive versus a new product that sticks to the wall on one side and the tile on the other.
Find out how to stop a floor from making squeaking, creaking or popping sounds. Learn about why the sound is happening and what products you can use to quiet it.
Find out how a tough stain on a wall can be sealed in using a good quality, oil-based primer that will give you a neutral surface to paint on. Learn why you should prime the entire wall instead of spot-priming, and why an oil-based primer is better than a water-based or acrylic-based primer for this job.