Tom Scalisi


Tom Scalisi is a freelance writer specializing in the home design, construction, tools, and automotive industries. He has been involved in the trades for over 15 years as both a contractor and a commercial building mechanic. Tom has written for several online blogs and magazines including Next Luxury, The Drive, Car Bibles, and PowerTüls. In addition to his professional life, Tom enjoys getting outside on his mountain bike, camping, beekeeping, and fishing. Tom is also an avid racing and baseball fan. He lives in NY’s Hudson Valley with his wife, their three children, and three dogs. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

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JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Crawl Space Dehumidifiers for Your Home

Depending on where you live, many homes might sit upon crawl spaces instead of basements or traditional foundations. These spaces are dark and dusty, and air quality isn’t always at its f...

JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Gate Latches to Keep Your Yard Secure

Installing a fence, whether it’s wooden, PVC, or metal, is a great way to secure your yard and maximize privacy. Bonus: It’s usually DIY-friendly. But one thing that many DIYers fail to r...

JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Glues for MDF Projects Around the House

If you’re tackling woodworking projects using medium-density fiberboard (MDF), it doesn’t take long to realize the differences between MDF and plywood or typical wood. MDF is a combinatio...

JUNE 24, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of French Drain Cleaning

A French drain can do wonders for a damp basement by keeping water from penetrating the foundation and soaking the space inside. Whether outside or inside, these drains utilize plastic pi...

JUNE 15, 2021 | TUESDAY
12 Multitasking Tools That Will Tackle All Your Yard Care

When it comes to saving time, space, and money, multitasking yard-care tools are the way to go. Here are a dozen that will help you maintain your yard with less hassle and a smaller budget.

JUNE 14, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Water-Based Polyurethanes for Floors Throughout Your Home

Hardwood floors add beauty and value to a home. They’re warm and cozy, providing a look like nothing else can. But they’re expensive, so treat them like the investment they are. Whether m...

The Best Engineered Wood Flooring for Upgrading the Floors in Your Home

It’s hard to beat the look of hardwood flooring. The warmth and beauty of its grain combined with its ability to be refinished are major benefits. The downside? Solid hardwood flooring ca...

The Best Orbital Polishers to Make Your Vehicle Shine

Keeping a smooth, glossy finish on your car, truck, boat, or trailer’s surface is important. Not only does that shine look great, but it also helps protect the finish. When the paint or t...

MAY 28, 2021 | FRIDAY
Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof: What's the Difference?

If you’re confused about the difference between the terms “water-resistant” and “waterproof,” don’t worry, you’re in good company. The debate surrounding water-resistant vs. waterproof pr...

MAY 28, 2021 | FRIDAY
Solved! What is CPVC and What is it Used For?

Q: I often see CPVC when I’m shopping for products for my home, but I don’t know what it is. What is CPVC and what is it used for?A: This is a good question, and one that many DIYers have...