Can Paver Brick Patios Add Style and Improve Drainage?

Paver Brick Patio

LESLIE: Charlotte in Louisiana is on the line. Is dealing with a water issue on the patio. What’s going on? CHARLOTTE: We have a small patio on the back of our house and we want to extend it out to help divert the water. The water needs to – the rainwater needs to flow through Read the full article…

Add Sizzle to Your Summer Décor #0522172


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: Happy Memorial Day Weekend. If you are using this weekend to rest and relax, we officially give you a day off of home improvement. But if you’re like the Read the full article…

Paver Patio Updates & More #0522171


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: And we are thrilled that you’re joining us today on this beautiful weekend. And if you’ve got a home improvement project that you would like to get done – Read the full article…

Staining Pressure Treated Wood Deck

Applying protective varnish on a patio wooden floor

LESLIE: Teresa in Tennessee is on the line with a question about staining a pressure treated wood deck. How can we help you? TERESA: We just finished re-decking our deck outside and with treated lumber. And we were going to stain it, so I was very happy going to try and pick out my color. Read the full article…

Filling Cracks on a Wood Porch or Deck


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. 

Patio Heaters: Cultivate Comfort In Your Outdoor Experience


Patio heaters come in many different forms, including freestanding patio heaters, mounted table top heaters, commercial patio heaters, propane patio heaters, electric patio heaters, and finally natural gas patio heaters. Learn about patio heaters and how to select the best heater for your home.

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


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.