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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MAY 28, 2021 | FRIDAY
How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost? Basement Sealing Budgeting Guide

Typical Range: $2,250 to $7,063 National Average: $4,539A wet basement is never a good thing. When groundwater or moisture make their way into your sublevel, it can cause unpleasant sm...

MAY 27, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Pressure Washer Surface Cleaners for Various Projects

When it comes to pressure washing an area that’s exposed to foot and vehicle traffic, using a pressure washer wand can take a while and produce mixed, inconsistent results. And those stre...

MAY 27, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Whole House Fans for Ultimate Air Circulation

Central air, window air conditioners, and split AC units aren’t the only ways to keep your home comfortable during hotter weather. If you’d prefer a cooling method that draws a little les...

MAY 26, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Concrete Patch for Repairing Chipped or Damaged Surfaces

Concrete surfaces crack by nature. To underscore their brittle nature, specially designed joints placed in concrete help promote controlled cracking. But when a crack happens elsewhere in...

MAY 25, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Concrete Anchors for Various Building Projects

Anytime a DIYer has to attach an object to a concrete or masonry surface, the amount of work increases considerably from jobs that involve a drywall or a wood surface. Special tools, tech...

MAY 22, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Cordless Blowers for Clearing Leaves and Debris

When it comes to blowing leaves and other assorted yard debris, there’s no replacement for lots of airflow. But gas-powered blowers can be very loud, and not everyone appreciates breathin...

MAY 22, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Cordless Lawn Mowers for Maintaining Your Yard

When it comes to quiet, efficient, and zero-emission mowing, battery power is the name of the game. The best cordless lawn mower has the power and capability to mow an average-size lawn w...

MAY 19, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Deck Resurfacers to Refinish Your Outdoor Space

There comes an unfortunate time in the life of a deck owner when it becomes apparent that a beloved backyard party space doesn’t look as grand as it once did. Split boards, discoloration,...

MAY 19, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! Does Titanium Rust?

Q: Is it OK to wear a titanium ring while showering or swimming? Does titanium rust?A: Titanium is an incredibly useful metal. It’s very tough, strong, light, and has a very high melting ...

MAY 18, 2021 | TUESDAY
How To: Start a Charcoal Grill

When it comes to delicious grilled meats and vegetables, you really can’t beat cooking over a charcoal grill. The smoky notes imparted by the charcoal (and the flavor that sizzling meat d...