How To Troubleshoot a Leaky Showerhead | Ask This Old House

How To Troubleshoot a Leaky Showerhead | Ask This Old House

Basement Water Proofing Choices

Basement waterproofing can be done on the interior or exterior of the basement with large differences in the labor and cost involved. The article is a quick preview of the options available and what is involved in each one.

Is DIY Foam Insulation Right for You?

I am not a master craftsman or anything like that, but I do like to tackle smaller projects around the house. I see no reason to pay someone else good money if I can do the same thing myself. Most of the jobs I take on are things that are covered in even the most basic do-it-yourself books and manuals, so I’ve been able to complete my projects fairly well.

Building With Bricks – Joint Types

When building with bricks, there are many types of brick joint you can use, each with it’s own specific purpose. Flush joints The mortar is cut flush to the outer face of the bricks with the trowel. Bricks that do not have a flat face will likely be hard to flush neatly.

Removing Mildew – Builders Tips

Getting rid of mildew on walls The number one job that will make the world of difference in many bathrooms and laundries is painting out old mildew stains. These occur on the ceiling and the tops of the walls where condensation leaves the surface wet after a shower. Getting rid of the mildew is a two-step process 1) Clean off what you can and kill the scores with a bleach solution.

Installing Fly Screens – Builders Tips

Adding fly screens to your windows and doors is a fairly simple job. Using a few standard tools and the right materials most people will be able to fit their own fly screens.

Repairing Broken Steps

Fixing creaky timber stairs Just like creaking floorboards, squeaky stairs are usually caused by timbers which have become loose, rubbing together whenever somebody steps on them. Stairs are built from three basic components: the tread, the riser and the stringer (the side piece) usually it’s a tread rubbing against a riser or stringer that causes squeaks. Treads can become loose because the timber has shrunk or the supporting blocks or nails have loosened.

How To Choose The Right Home Remodeling Contractor

A newly wed couple are excited to live in their 3-bedroom home. The wife got pregnant and used one room as the nursery. The other room is for their storage and the biggest room as their masters bedroom. A few years passed, another child is born and before you know it, the couple has 4 children and only 3 rooms to fit all of them. What’s worst, 6 people are sharing one tiny toilet and bathroom.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Discover how to get rid of Bed Bugs. These annoying pests can really get under your skin. Learn how to rid your home of the pest.

How to Dimension Lumber in 9 Simple Steps

This article simply and clearly states the 9 important steps that will allow you to successfully machine rough lumber to finished dimensioned lumber. By following these steps, you will machine dimensioned lumber that is flat, straight and true and minimize the amount of wood that ends up in the dust collector.

Home Improvement Ideas for a New Look to Welcome 2011

From the long months of economic crisis and long running New York housing crunch, what better way to breathe in a fresh change into lives than with undertaking projects to further enhance everyday living, making lifestyles notches better even through the constant hustle and bustle? This article lays out fast home improvement ideas for a new look this coming 2011.