Every spring signals the start to a new home improvement season with projects dictated by a variety of tangible factors like cost, difficulty, and aesthetic, functional or financial value. However, a recent survey by the Home Projects Council found that a homeowner’s personality plays a critical role in his or her home improvement attitude and Read the full article…
Learn about what makes electric hot water heaters work correctly. Find out ways to test the hot water heater and identify the broken parts.
Find out why you should get an independent opinion on a structural issue with your home, rather than hire a contractor who will try to sell you something. Get tips on hiring either a professional home inspector or a structural engineer to diagnose the problem and find a solution.
Find out how to repair a cracked door frame. Learn why it is caused by the normal expansion and contraction of your house. Get tips on sanding down the area and covering it with perforated drywall tape for a permanent fix.
Learn how to deduce whether cracked flooring tile is the result of problems with the grout, or the underlayment. Plus, get advice for dealing with the floor's installer after a botched installation.
A leaking popcorn ceiling spells trouble if you plan to keep it! Learn which products work best for patching a flaking popcorn ceiling, and tips for applying and blending it in.
Solving window condensation depends on the type of window. Find out how to navigate condenation on thermal-pane as well as double- and triple-paned windows, as well as what's causing the problem.
Tips to keep your roof in good shape also know if your roof needs repair or replacement or if you should just repair the roof or flashing.
It's not unusual for fascia board – the vertical edging around a roof – to come loose. Find out when to repair and when to replace fascia, and which screws secure it best.
LESLIE: Terry in Illinois, you’ve got The Money Pit. What’s going on at your house? TERRY: I’ve got water coming in my foundation. I live on a concrete slab. And I have 2 foot of block work on top of the slab, on one side of my house, before the plate starts. And I believe Read the full article…