Can I safely re-excavate and lower my basement floor?I have a 1908 house in Minnesota with a ridiculously bumpy concrete slab in the basement. Som...
We moved into a new house last year with a deck out back. It appears to have been painted with brown latex paint, which is now peeling. Everythin...
Flapper will not position-floats when tank is filling and will not close. Replaced with new and same result. Any suggestions?
I've heard of headless screws that can be used through carpet to stop floors from squeaking but can't find them. Does anyone know were they can be...
Can anyone give me some advice. I am installing a small a/c unit into a sideways sliding window. I was told that I will need to get plex glass to...
We are still looking for a suitable finish for our porch which is exposed to fairly severe weather. Someone suggested that we find out if varnish ...
Are there any disadvantages to sheathing a new house in 1/2" plywood vs 1/2" Celotex? Opinions on which is better are appreciated.
We have installed and treated the treads with "sand & seal", now wishing to put a finish on them to match closer to the mannington engineered wood ...
I've heard of headless screws that can be used through carpet to stop floors from squeaking but can't find them. Does anyone know were they can be ...
I have the privilege of painting a wall that is now painted wallpaper. The seams are separating, and I prefer to remove the existing top latex pain...
How do I set a wood post in concrete. What tools do I need. How do I estimate how much concrete I need to mix? For example: I want to set an 8 foot...
I just installed a 16X32" pre-made glass block panel into an existing frame in my basement. I had to build out the frame with 1x4s and the glass bl...
I am finishing off my walk up attic and looking for heating options. Would a heat pump make sense for the New England climate?
We're in the process of making a window bigger on one side of our house. We've removed the asbestos shingles around the area, but we know that we'...
I am insulating and installing drywall on a 45 degree wall that has the roof sheating exposed at this time. Do I staple the reflectix insulation...
We have a big 'ol metal shed that's slightly rusty and very unattractive. We're thinking of painting but aren't sure of what type of paint to use a...
In my 30 year old house, I'm having trouble with one particular room preparing to paint.I spent 20 hours removing the wallpaper and glue with a mix...
If round outside corners (round cornerbead) are installed (for aesthetics), what is typically used to fill the gap between the hardwood baseboard a...
For some reason, the paint and primer is peeling off of our 3 year old steel exterior door. We need to repaint it. Is this better done by a profe...