My home is built on the side of a hill. On the backside of the house, there is a 10'cement block wall supporting the garage. Whenever it rains, t...
My co-worker and her husband are moving to Michigan. He wants to build a block/brick home, but she says it will be hard to heat, especially in such...
The subflooring in a small bedroom needs to be replaced. Someone recommended "scabbing" by cutting the subflooring near the wall studs, then putti...
I have an idea to use drywall compound and or texture paint to cover the top 5 feet of my darkly panelled basement. I also have an idea to use a l...
OK call me crazy, but I need some help restoring 100 year old tile. I live in Belgium where I work for the US Government. The house we live in ha...
Hi! I'm a "handyperson wanna-be" and have no idea who to ask locally: I need to know how to hide electrical cords running down the wall where wains...
I recently bought a 25 year old house. There is a wall in the livingroom with 2 lights on it. We had to remove the lights to re-gyproc the wall. Af...
My walls look like a disaster waiting to happen. The cracks in the walls expand and contract depending on what time of year it is. I have come to ...
We bought a newly built house 9 months ago. The house has approx 1800 sq ft footage all on the main floor. The water heater is in the basement on...
We have an older home that has only one bathroom. Is it worth the cost to add a second bath? Having one bathroom is not a problem for us. I am t...
My electric heat pump is like the energizer bunny. It goes and goes and goes.... The temperature setting seems to be immaterial, it just wants to r...
I recently removed a wall seperating my kitchen and family room. Although I put plastic and ply wood down on my hardwood floors, they still show a...
I am going to be putting a patio door out the back of my house. I would like to put a double door, where only one side swings open. I have checke...
When installing house jacks in a celler does anyone know how far apart they should be?
When framing a room, whst's the proper way to butt the frames from perpendicular wealls in corners?
During the process of remodeling the house, I pulled the carpet out of the Study, and laid hardwood, parquet flooring down. I brought the boxes of...
As I am a British guy from London UK, I have no idea why "penny nails" are called "penny nails". Has anyone got any idea of origin????
I recently purchased an older home (built in the 50's) and had a 200 Amp Panel installed with a Sub-Panel of 60 Amps to the garage. I am experienci...
I need advice on how to either paint over or remove old wallpaper in the bathroom that has a textured metallic baked on finish, I tried to remove i...
Just today, a termite inspection revealed termites in the soil next to our foundation. They are not yet in the wood of the house. I need info on ...