Cracks in Concrete Driveway? Best Way to Fix


LESLIE: George in Texas is on the line with a question about big cracks in concrete driveway. What can we do for you today? GEORGE: Well, I was wondering about some – found big cracks in my concrete driveway. There anything to do with that? TOM: So, are these big cracks in concrete driveway new, Read the full article…

Floor Covering Over Concrete: What Types of Material to Use


LESLIE: Mike in California has got a question about a floor covering over concrete. What project are you working on? MIKE: I have a question about radiant-heat floor heating. TOM: OK. MIKE: What kind of coverings – floor coverings – can I put over concrete? TOM: Oh, you can put any kind of floor covering Read the full article…

Best Paint for Concrete Steps


LESLIE: Eddie in Rhode Island is on the line with a question about the best paint for concrete. How can we help you? EDDIE: I have cement steps and it seems like every year I’m repainting them. And I’ve been using an exterior oil-based paint. I didn’t know if there’s a reason why they’re peeling Read the full article…

Staying Green Through the Dog Days of Summer #0724171

TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: Well, we are officially almost at the dog days of summer. So if you are suffering from the heat, if the A/C maybe is not doing too well, if Read the full article…

How to Make Easy Concrete Vases | Video


How to Make Easy Concrete Vases Concrete vases aren’t just stylish. They’re easy to make. They’re also a great way to reuse plastic and cardboard containers you have around the house. In this four step beginner’s level project, we’ll walk you through a simple casting technique that results in beautiful concrete vases that look great Read the full article…

How to Repair Cracked Concrete | Video

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How to Repair Cracked Concrete If you have a concrete driveway, you may notice cracks developing over time. While these cracks may not seem like a problem now, they can create larger structural issues in the future. Repairing a cracked concrete driveway is a quick, inexpensive task suitable for DIYers of all skill levels. Here’s Read the full article…

How to Repair a Concrete Hole | Video

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How to Repair a Concrete Hole Concrete is strong and durable. But, even the very best concrete eventually wears down and breaks apart over time, causing holes that need to be filled. Fortunately, holes in concrete can be easily repaired in just a few steps with some basic tools and materials. Here’s what you’ll need Read the full article…

How to Cut Pool Heating Costs, How to Build a Pollinator Garden and Tips to Prevent Slippery Sidewalks


If you are lucky enough to have a built-in pool, you may not feel quite as lucky when you have the pay to pay the bills to heat that pool.  Tom and Leslie have tips on how you can use a FREE energy source to heat your pool and extend the swimming season.  Plus Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips on how to build a pollinator garden that’ll attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies that play a big role in plant reproduction.  Plus your calls about, eliminating ants, moles, clean a concrete driveway, cement basement walls, installing a dishwasher, bathtub refurbishing, replacing AC unit in attic, roof, wood decking boards, tankless hot water heaters, cleaning bathroom mold.

Building Blocks for Backyard Projects, Ideas for Easy Appliance Cleaning and How to Spot Termites Before they Dine on Your House


Tom and Leslie deliver tips on creating projects like grill surrounds, fire pits, and benches that are as easy to build as stacking blocks.  Find out the easy way to make sure your appliances are clean, and get advice on how to spot termites before causing potentially serious damage. Plus answers to your questions about, concrete driveways, removing stains on walls, cleaning up after a flood, home purchasing, floor cracks, room addition, tankless hot water heaters, peeling decks, window repair, electrical issues.

Fixing Flooded Yards, Easy Cleaning Tips, Adding Outdoor Lighting


Is there spot in your yard where water seems to always collect?  Tom and Leslie have tips on a DIY solution that’s simple to install.  Plus, Get DIY window cleaning tips, including a recipe for a solution that cost just pennies to mix up. Scott Caron, the electrician on TV’s This Old House stops by with tips on how to safely run underground wires, plus get answers to your questions about, laminate flooring, fire pits, home odors, noisy plumbing, cleaning siding, deck sealers, cracked concrete, planning a garden, insulation options.