Q&A / 

DEAR TIM: We have a L-shaped basement storage area under our front porch. There's a metal ceiling in this space that supports the concrete porch slab above. There are no cracks in the concrete porch. This space has no ventilation and everything stored in this area becomes damp and then moldy. We installed a small […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Andrew Binosa lives in Duluth, GA. The photo he sent me made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! Read Andy's question, look at the photo and see if you don't chuckle! "Hi Tim, I built a deck at the rear and below it is a concrete patio.  Is there a minimum anchor type that I need to anchor […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Joe is an inventor / tinkerer who lives in Wisconsin. He loves to ice fish, but sometimes the fish move around. He thought he'd make a Bob House that moves with the fish.

READ THE ANSWER »

David Cox has a drone with a GoPro camera on it. He's also got a leak in his wood-framed chimney. Even though the shot could have been a little closer in this video below, it only took me about three seconds to locate the problem. This is an EXCELLENT example of how technology can help […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Amy, who lives in the quaint city of Martinsburg, WV, is creating lots of angst at her local Home Depot and Lowe's stores. Here's why: "I have not been able to get a clear answer from Lowe's or Home Depot about when a door may need to be re-stained or repainted (and how). I've been […]

READ THE ANSWER »

I became an Ohio licensed real estate salesman in February of 1975. I was 23 and very wet behind the ears. My broker was a wise man named Harry Cafeo, and he owned a company called CCC Realty located on Harrison Avenue in Cheviot, OH. Within ten years, I passed the test to become a broker […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Posted on January 20, 2015 On October 7, 2014, I flew to Los Angeles with my youngest daughter for a week of vacation. We were staying at my good friend Russell's house and he has a special connection to Disneyland. My daughter had never been there, so the morning of October 8th, off we went for a […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Larry Clifford had a humidifier install at his Richmond, KY home. He's now wondering if it was done wrong because it doesn't seem to be working right. Let Larry lay it on you: "I have a heat pump that came with the house. I am the original owner. A few years ago I had a HVAC […]

READ THE ANSWER »

DEAR TIM: I purchased an older stucco home that's never been painted. It's got some cracks in the stucco. Most range in width from 1/4 to 3/8-inch wide. The cracks are not getting any bigger and a structural engineer said that all is well and the cracking will not continue. What's the best way to […]

READ THE ANSWER »

SPONSORS /