Concrete block foundations that are about 8-feet tall have a history of developing horizontal cracks about 4 feet up from the floor. You rarely see this happen in cast or poured concrete foundation walls. Hollow Walls The reason the cracks develop is simple. Rarely are concrete block walls filled solid. The average concrete block that […]
Rich Sinclair who lives in Hainesport, New Jersey emailed me asking the following question: "Can you replace only one broken pane of a double pane window?" The answer is simply: No Double pane, or insulated glass, is made by taking two pieces of glass and separating them with a special spacer that has an adhesive […]
Gutter Leak Repair Spray TIPS "If it looks too good to be true, then ...." Old gutters used to be soldered WATCH gutter seal video below Modern sealants do a great job if aluminum is cleaned first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Seal the Connections Aluminum gutters and downspouts are prone […]
Fill Holes in Hardwood Floor TIPS Color putty can work Perfect match required to avoid polka-dot look Consider using an oak dowel to create pegged-floor look as last resort Get FREE BIDS from local pros to save your knees - See below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Jane Belanger, who lives […]
Replace Warped Hardwood Floor TIPS Hardwood floor board can be replaced Extremely hard job - no room for mistakes Professional is best equipped to do this job Furniture repairman can fix other defects without removal of wood CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Tom P. who lives down south, who has the patience […]
How To Flip Houses TIPS Cable TV shows are NOT realistic - don't believe them Hard, dangerous and risky work filled with surprises Plan for cost overruns - at least 50 percent Landslides a real danger in certain areas CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve decided it’s time to […]
House settling cracks drive people crazy. People wonder how to identify house foundation cracks or any sort of cracks. Planning ahead on your new home construction will save you foundation movement and cracking in the future.
Cast Iron Tub Repair TIPS Use Stain Solver Certified organic oxygen bleach to clean tub Clear rapid-set epoxy and matching paint works well Off-the-shelf products may work Do a small test first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE& FUNNY Newsletter Repairing a chipped or scratched cast-iron tub is easy. The trick is to use the […]