Filling Cracks on a Wood Porch or Deck

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There are several options for filling cracks in wooden decks and porches – which is crucial to keeping water from penetrating and damaging the wood.  The best solution for your porch is determined by whether or not you plan to paint.  Learn how to decide which solution is best for your home. 

How to Prevent Concrete Cracks, Avoiding Hail Damage and How to Build a Homework Space for Kids

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Colder weather is on its way…and a time when damage to driveway, sidewalks, patios and steps happen.  Tom and Leslie have tips on how to prevent cracking in that cold weather.  Plus, hail storms can damage roof shingles, tear off tree limbs and even crack windshields. Learn how to help your home weather that storm, and get tips on how to set up a homework space for your kids that’ll help keep them organized as the school season begins – and get answers to you questions about, building a deck, insulation options, leaky basements walls, roof coatings, repairing asphalt driveways, building stairs, water pressure, replacing and air conditioning system, skylights.

Tips to Avoid Ticks, Refinishing Hardwood Floors and Staying Cool Through the Dog Days of Summer

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Now that we are in the hottest part of the summer, we are also at the peak season for ticks that can carry dangerous diseases.  Tom & Leslie have tips on how to avoid ticks and health hassles they can bring.  Plus get tips on how to refinish hardwood floors, and find out how to make sure you choose the right size air conditioner to get you through the hottest month of the year. Also the answers to your questions about basement windows, resurfacing a patio, purchasing a power washer, sod issues, repairing an asphalt driveway, air conditioning repairs, grinding a tree trunk, replacing a roof, air flow, tubs and showers, and porch flooring.

How to Host a Garage Sale, Tips to Build the Perfect Patio, and How to Silence Noisy Air Conditioners

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Summer is the season for lots of outdoor activities including holding a garage sale!  Tom and Leslie have tips to clear clutter and maybe make a few bucks.  Plus, patio projects are also popular now.  Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips to help build your own.  Plus, answers to your questions about, electrical systems, patio cracks, staining concrete, squeaky wood floors, cleaning cabinets, roof stains, cracking grout, wood burning stoves, ceiling tile removal, molding repair, and choosing paint colors.

Summer Storm Repair Tips, Picking the Perfect Gardening Tools and 3 Free Ways to Cut Cooling Costs

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The summer storm season is well underway and while a good summer thunder-bumper can clean out the humidity and water your lawn, high winds and lightning can also potentially cause serious damage to your home. Tom and Leslie have tips on how to inspect your home for damage after a storm has passed.  Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips on how to select the best tools for all your lawn and garden project, and learn 3 free ways to cut cooling costs in summer. Plus your calls about, smoke odors, cleaning cobwebs, peeling deck paint, septic systems,  moles, clogged drains, sliding doors, asbestos removal, outdoor faucets, leaky HWH, basement bathrooms, chimney repair.

How to Size a Room Air Conditioner, Tamper Resistant Outlets and Ways to Go Green with Grilling

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If you’re planning to buy an air conditioner this summer, bigger is not better.  Tom and Leslie deliver tips on how to pick the best one for your home.  Find out how tamper resistant outlets are making electricity safe for both kids and adults, and get eco-friendly grilling options for your July 4th cookout. Plus your calls on, mold, repairing tile flooring, electric issues, gardens, reinforcing a brick wall, foundation cracks, energy water saving tips, dishwasher repairs, deck sealant, a/c flow, textured walls.

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

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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.

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

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 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.

Fixing Stuck Windows, Replacing Your Fence and Tips on Choosing Colors

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Now that you have your windows open more often, are you noticing that they’re not easy to GET open and closed?  Tom & Leslie have tips to get these sliding once again.  Plus, find out the step-by-step to fence replacement; get tips for choosing paint colors and your calls about, high water tables, leaky pipes, swamp coolers, refinishing furniture, septic tanks, brick patio pavers, dye grout, hardwood flooring, cleaning a floor after carpet removal, squirrel and raccoon problems.