Staying Green Through the Dog Days of Summer #0724171

Beautiful Lawn in Front of House

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 a Concrete Hole | Video

Dirty trowel and bucket on building site. Renovation at home

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. 

Patio Design and Installation Tips, Cottage Style Painting Techniques, What to Look for in an AC Checkup and more


Looking for a space to relax, entertain or cook?  A patio fits the bill.  Get advice on designing and installing one for a very do-able DIY project. Leslie has great ideas for painting techniques to achieve a cottage style look in any room.  And find out about your AC, including how to tell if Freon is leaking and what to look for when you give it the first check up of the year.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, wells, mold removal, composite decking, roofing, concrete driveway repair, insulating an attic, gutter guards, light bulbs, damp basements and flooring.

Proper Care for Your Disposer, Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring, LED Lighting Options for your Home and more


Learn how to properly care for your kitchen’s disposer – just in time for holiday use.  Find out about the top trends in hardwood flooring including using the color gray on floors.  Get in on LED lighting options to help save money and energy and maybe even avoid ever changing a lightbulb!  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, installing attic stairs, windows, repairing concrete driveway, aligning doors, cleaning rust, basement dampness and repairing a bathroom vent.