Learn how to determine whether a wall or ceiling crack is run-of-the-mill, or requires urgent attention. Plus, discover how to easily fix those common drywall cracks.
How to Repair Cracked Plaster Many older homes have plaster walls. As time goes by, you may see cracks forming in them, especially around doors and windows. Fixing cracked plaster is a simple, inexpensive project you can do on your own in just two to three hours over a span of three days. Here’s what Read the full article…
Learn how to determine whether cracks in a hard plaster ceiling can be filled, or if the ceiling needs to be replastered – and whether you're up for the job.
Some hairline cracks in poured-concrete foundations are normal; others are signs of structural problems. Learn how to differentiate between the two, and how to keep unwanted cracks from appearing.
LESLIE: Jacob in Arkansas is on the line with a crack in the garage. Tell us what’s going on. JACOB: My wife and I have recently bought a new house and there’s a crack above the garage. It’s more cosmetic where it gets no – none of the support. But it goes through the brick Read the full article…
Severe summer storms can strike at any moment, no matter where you are. Tom & Leslie have tips to help you make sure you’re ready. Plus, using recycled or “reclaimed” wood for projects is a great idea. We’ll tell you the best places to find it, and get tips for building solid deck footings. Plus your answers to, refurbishing countertops, painting wallpapered walls, paneling, staining cabinets, ceiling cracks, leaky faucets, eliminating ants, renovate a bathroom, water heaters, cleaning a linoleum floor.
If you are thinking about selling your home, Tom and Leslie have room-by-room advice on how to edit your stuff so your home attracts offers from the very first showing. Plus, get insight on the next generation of “smart” home improvements and if your kitchen countertop is ready for a makeover, we’ll have tips on how to pick the best one for your home. And get answers to your calls about, sink odors, duct cleaning, repairing shingles, sealing wall cracks, electrical wiring, roof leaks.
You’ve had your home inspection, and several issues have turned up. Now what? Learn how to navigate the negotiation process. Melting snow plus spring showers mean a wet yard. Get tips to manage yard drainage. Ready to open windows? Find out how to get your window screens ready by getting step-by-step instructions on the best way to clean them. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, installing a new bathroom, wet basements, air quality, water temperature, updating paneling, flooring options, drain odors, wall cracks, clean mold, hardwood flooring repair.
Do you or someone you love rent your home? Get the lowdown on content insurance, which can save you from a common spending trap. Discover how log cabins are an example of “green” homes – and are more efficient than they appear. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions about, ice dams, mold, removing paneling, ceiling stains, cracked walls, clogged drains, tax credits, door frames and dimmer switches.
Learn what to do if a winter storm leaves you without power – and steps you can take now to prevent the situation from escalating. Basement bathrooms can add convenience and value, but big headaches, too. Find out what you need to know before installing one in your home. And discover cool new trends popping up in yards and outdoor spaces this spring – including some you might want to incorporate into yours. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, old paint, roof replacement, humidifiers, treating wood trim, cracking porches, solar powered shingles, wall & foundation cracks, mold in basements, attic fan efficiency.