Hi,We have to rebuild the retaining wall made of rail road ties with either concrete or interlocking mortarless concrete blocks in our backyard. It...
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I am having a new home built. I dislike red brick and told my mason I'd rather have grey brick. He said he didn't think there was such a thing. I d...
Help! I recently purchased a fixer-upper. Its all on a slab and the carpet was cat urine soaked. When we removed it, we discovered the floor was co...
My dogs have totally embarassed me. I went to my veterinarian and he suggested that I use Pet Stop (epetstop.com) to remove the odor. It worked! An...
Hi,We had our old deck torn down and now its about 3/4ths the way rebuilt. Our old deck had deck skirting which we asked the contractor to save an...
I know this may be off topic, but...I have a lug nut from a vehicle stuck in a 3/4" craftsman socket. I don't care about the nut, but I would like...
I just started rented a gas radiator house and I'm having trouble with the radiators' heat output (kitchen not enough, bedroom too much). There's ...
12 x 12 mirror squares are on a complete wall (bathroom). They are black in spots. Would like to remove. What is the best way? Any other option...
we are installing an oil stove and want to place a flue pipe through a bedroom, and so conserve energy. we have heard of a product which fits aroun...
I am planning to use the existing telephone wiring in my house for networking 2 computers located in the bedroom & study each. I installed all the ...
We recently installed an 36" whole house ventilator (attic fan to me). It creates a wonderful breeze and pulls in lots of nice outdoor air. However...
I noticed down in my basement one of the floor joists has split in 3 places along the grain and up to the sub-floor. The joist has many wires and ...
Do I need a building permit to inclose my front porch?
What is the proper procedure for replacing new block under an addition when the floor joists don't all go the same way so that the floors can go up...
I have a problem with my slab. I bought the house and found that they had replaced the piping overhead because the pipe leaked in the slab. When I ...
Hi can someone give me some advise on a 0-clearance fireplace? I'm not sure what it is and the builder is suggesting one.Thanks! Michael
My wife and I are just getting our lives started and purchased a house (Feb. '99) for the first time. Weeks after moving in we discovered the basem...
On Sat. June 17th on Cablevision(Westchester NY) there was a rerun of a 1995 Bob Villa show dealing with a couple(his name was Walter)who designed ...
Just had an exposed aggregate patio put in three days ago. There is a gray powder/residue all over it coveringt he stones. How do I get this off? A...