How To Replace a Fireplace Cover | Ask This Old House

How To Replace a Fireplace Cover | Ask This Old House

Exterior Basement Waterproofing: When Water Attacks

When a flood attacks the outside of your basement, even the smallest crack in your cellar’s defenses can turn the battle into your foundation’s Waterloo. No pun intended. OK, maybe just a little. Point being, some events are just too overwhelming to trust to a traditional interior basement waterproofing effort…

Basement Waterproofing Gets The Must Out

One of the most commonplace horrors overlooked by millions of homeowners every day (many of whom have never heard of basement waterproofing) in the wetter parts of the US is invisible, inaudible, and untouchable – it’s must…

Driveway Sealer And Things One Should Know

A driveway sealer is a product applied to asphalt and concrete driveways to protect them against tire marks, stains, and salt damage from snow or water. Homeowners who seal their driveways also add value to their homes by keeping their driveways in top condition.

Buying Dimensional Lumber at a Home Center: How to Avoid Cup, Bow, and Crook

Anyone who shops for dimensional lumber at a home center knows that the best boards in the stack are usually buried far below (or behind) all the rejected boards that no one else wants. This makes shopping for lumber awkward, time consuming, and downright dangerous for everyone (ever have a pile of 2x6s collapse on you?). I realize we’re all guilty at one time or another of being a little impatient (and careless) when shopping for lumber, but there is a better way to find the best boards available in the stack – without making a mess for the next person in line.

Crawl Spaces and Bleach – Mold Myth!

One of the biggest myths told to homeowners is if there’s mold/mildew/fungi, just ‘spray it with bleach’. This could be one of the biggest mistakes you make!

Quick Ways on How to Lay a Patio

It is effortless to know how to lay a patio. Even with no prior experience, you can find tutorials and patio ideas online that will teach you on building your garden patio.

Learn How to Install Crown Molding With The Results Of A Master Craftsman

Have you ever wandered how to install crown molding that looks like it grew together? In the following few paragraphs I will share with you some of the time-tested tricks of the trade I have used over many years. There are few things that you can do to add more of a statement to a room, than adding crown molding. If you follow my recommendations, you can achieve the success and satisfaction of a job well done.

Sometimes DIY Just Shouldn’t Be A Consideration

Sometimes DIY projects can be very economical and worthwhile. Other times, they can be dangerous, expensive, wasteful and have embarrassing results.

Is Repairing Your Vacuum the Green Thing to Do?

Have you ever considered what happens to that old vacuum cleaner you toss in the dump? Instead of throwing away the whole vacuum at the first sign of trouble, consider repairing or replacing parts that are likely the culprit and give your old vacuum a second chance at life!

Why You Should Use Proven Wood Furniture Plans To Make You Next Furniture Project A Success

Starting any wood furniture project requires the use of good plans. You will want to be able to reference these plans as you go step by step through the project. This is true for both the beginner or journeyman wood worker.