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DEAR TIM: I've inherited a family cabin at the western boundary of the gorgeous Allegheny National Forest. It's got major roof and foundation issues. Where should I start with repairs? I do plan to spend lots of time here and the interior is in as bad a shape as the exterior. Do you feel this […]

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Ken Morris has lots of water puddles on his stamped concrete patio in Phoenix, AZ. He thought of an idea on how to solve it, but I believe I have a much better solution. Here's what he sent to me: "My patio was poorly designed.  You can see from the picture I get standing water and […]

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Faith James has a nice home in Dallas, Texas. But now there are some ugly dark stains coming down from the roof onto her stucco. Here's what she sent me: "Hi, Tim, After snow and rain I noticed black streaks down the front of my stucco home, coming from either the roof or the gutters. Please […]

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DEAR TIM: I purchased a piece of property that has a 150-year-old garage in bad shape. It's got a dirt floor. The roof is shot. It leaked so badly that in some places the wood roof sheathing is completely missing. The rafters that support the sheathing seem undersized and are not rotted for some reason. […]

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I was invited to visit the Briggs & Stratton world headquarters in Milwaukee, WI on April 17, 2015. The day was filled with meetings, testing of their new products and a short tour of their amazing museum of original Briggs & Stratton products spanning over 100 years. This is a crazy mashup video showing me […]

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Bruce Helm plans to build a deck at his home in Louisville, Kentucky, but he's got a problem or two. He needs a material list and he's never built a deck before. There's an old saying, "You don't know what you don't know." Here's Bruce's request: "I am building a deck on the front of my […]

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Do you live where hurricanes come ashore? How about tornados or flooding? What happens if your house burns down? Do you have insurance to cover yourself in case your home is damaged? Are you SURE you have enough coverage and what exactly is covered? Do you think it's possible to be out of your home […]

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DEAR TIM: There is an area in our garage that is leaking water. The water is coming from the brick wall which is causing a small amount of flooding when heavy rain. Outside there are steps that lean against the this wall. It appears there has been some concrete or some form of elastic that […]

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Jane Theobald has a roof leak around her pot or turtle vents. She needs to repair them before it rains again in Omaha, NE. She also has some professional advice for me. Here it is: "I have water leaking in from the peak of my roof. The turtle or pot vents are installed really weird and […]

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Peter Zawisha is getting ready to put in a new asphalt drive and he wants to prevent cracks on the sides of it at his home in Hardyston, NJ. Here's what he told me: "I'm having driveway redone. Should I install 4x4 or 6x6 pressure treated lumber to help keep the asphalt stay tight together? Or […]

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