How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring | Ask This Old House

How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring | Ask This Old House

Top Tips for Preventing Basement Flooding

If you have a basement, there may come a time that you have to deal with the common problem of flooding. While this is a common issue in houses that have basements, it is still serious. Basement flooding can lead to real and negative consequences that can impact your life, your home, and your health.

Tips for Installing a Porch Screen

It’s the middle of summer, and that means you are spending plenty of time outside, enjoying the beautiful weather on your back porch. While you may have the perfect outdoor seating, lighting, and view for the occasion, however, your porch screen may be stopping you from actually having a good time.   It may be sagging or it may be so torn up from years of use that it has more holes than a golf course.

Keep Swallows Away With Bird Netting

Each year, usually in March, the swallows return from their winter home in Argentina, to build their mud nests and produce new offspring in Southern California and other places in the United States.  In some cities they are revered as almost spiritual, there are parades and festivals to honor the birds; they are even protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

Why Cripple Wall Bracing Is Necessary

There are two main components to a foundation retrofit: foundation bolting (also known as house bolting) and cripple wall bracing. The most common one is the process of foundation bolting.

DIY Toilet Installation

Do you think its a good idea to have your toilet in the bathroom? What should it be like? Or are you pretty relaxed about such matters? You will be surprised to discover that people’s ideas are varied and some are quite… , shall we say way back in the dark ages. And truthfully, this is a facility that come from the dark ages.

Find Garden or Storage Shed Building Plans Online! Four Search Tips to Consider

Building my own garden shed from plans downloaded from the internet gave me the inspiration to write this article. This report will help you make the right choices when buying your plans.

Building Your Own Backyard Survival Shelter

Having a survival shelter near your home may be the only way to survive an apocalyptic event like the detonation of a nuclear warhead. When it comes to building a survival shelter you can either do-it-yourself or hire a qualified contractor to do it for you.

Bike Maintenance

A bike needs a lot of care and attention if you want it to last a long time. Here are some handy tips for bike maintenance that you can do at home.

Machine Screws Could Usefully Be Used More?

The machine screw, a term that has confused most people at one time or other as it looks like a bolt and can be used with a nut as well. The term seems to have arisen as the term screw seemed originally to refer to all small screws and bolts. Strangely as the machine screws got bigger the term stayed the same.

Eight Key Tips To Building A Chicken Coop

One of the reasons building a chicken coop can become unnecessarily complicated doing it haphazardly. It is therefore highly important to carry out the building process in a way that ensures that no essential aspect is left out. To help make it easier for you, we have presented in this article what we believe are the most important components that must be incorporated in every coop building project. These can also serve as a useful checklist.