Solutions for Gardens that Won’t Grow #0814171

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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: Hey, give us a call, right now, because we are here to help you with your home improvement project. What is on your end-of-summer to-do list? Yes, Labor Day Read the full article…

Removing Rust Stains from Patio


LESLIE: Heading to Georgia where Tamara is on the line with a rust problem. What’s going on at your money pit? TAMARA: I was having some work done inside my house. I was actually having a banister put in with metal rails. TOM: OK. TAMARA: So, they were cutting up the rails outside on my Read the full article…

Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter Delivers Stain Solving Solutions

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TOM: Making good homes better, welcome back to The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. Well, if you’re a DIYer, you no doubt have turned to YouTube now and again to search for a video that can shed some light on the project you’re working on. And Read the full article…

Keep a Green Lawn through Hot Summers, Home Inspection Tips and Low Cost Ways to Stay Cool


Now that we are officially in the “dog days of summer” you might find you’re having a hard time maintaining a lush green lawn. Tom & Leslie have tips on how to protect your lawn so it’ll jump back once the weather cools off.  Plus find out how to hire the best home inspector when buying a home, and get advice on low cost to no cost ways to keep cool though these hottest days of summer. Also answers to your questions about, staining a deck, attic fans, stucco cracks, staining trim, pressure relief valves, window installation, leaky roofs, toilet noises, painting doors.

Preventing Burglars from Ruining Your Vacation, Home Inspection Tips for Buyers and Sellers and Easy A/C Install Tips to Keep Cool in Summer


Summer vacation season is often a bonanza for burglars.  Tom and Leslie share simple and low-cost steps you can take right how to keep your home safe.  Plus if you are planning to buy or sell a home, you do not want to do that without getting a professional home inspector.  The President of the American Society of Home Inspectors stops by with tips.  And find out how to safely install a room air conditioner, plus your calls about, repairing hardwood floors, air flow, contractor problems, painting a front door, repairing a linoleum floor, window replacement, mold on patio, attic insulation, stair repair, drainage issues.

Dress Up a Boring Garage Door, Install a Pet Door to Make Life Easier and Tips to Remove Mold and Mildew From Your Home


Are your garage doors just sort of plain and boring? Get tips on how to dress up your overhead door to add value and style. Do you love your dog but not so much having to get up in the middle of the night to let him out?  Pet doors let Fido come and go as he pleases, without letting unwanted wildlife in. Plus, spring rains brought beautiful flowers — but also let mildew, moss and algae flourish on your home's exterior. Find out the easy way to get rid of it.

Stain Tips for Decks and Fences, The Buzz on Backyard Bee Hives and Tips for Screening Porches and Patios


This is a great time of year to give wood decks, trim or fencing a spruce up.  Tom and Leslie have tips on how to pick the perfect stain to spruce up surfaces for the season.  Plus, find out how to build your own backyard bee hives and get tips on adding screening to porch and patios, along with your calls about, generators, garage door installation, deck staining, nob & tube wiring, tree removal, sod, water heaters, paint siding, refrigerator odors, textured walls, siding issues.

Finding Hidden Storage Spaces, Fresh Filtered Water from Your Fridge and How to Stop Mold, Mildew, Algae and Moss


 Want to be better organized but simply need more space? Tom and Leslie have tips on “hidden spaces” in the home that can make for a great storage solution.  Plus find out how to get fresh filtered water from your refrigerator, and learn the best way to rid the outside of your home from mold, mildew, algae and moss, along with your calls on, foundation cracks, removing popcorn ceilings, porch repair, deck mold, window moisture, painting countertops, electric HWH, wood floor maintenance.

How To Protect Your Home from Storm Damage, Tips on Trouble Free Plants and How to Contract with Your Contractor


Spring storms can turn everyday objects into projectiles that can do serious damage to your home. Tom and Leslie deliver tips on a DIY inspection that can help you spot small repairs before they grow in to big problems.  Plus get tips on how to select low-maintenance plants for your yard and garden, and find out the essential items to include when you contract for a home improvement project.  That plus answers to your questions about, mold, rusting appliances, hardwood floor repairs, venting toilets, insulation options, fireplace cleaning, kitchen renovations, pipe sizing, home odors, deck stains.

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.