DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use some fillers before I stain the wood, the stain is blotchy around the repair. I’ve just about given up. Is there a magic […]
DEAR TIM: I think my house might be falling down. In the past few weeks, a large crack has formed where the ceiling meets the walls in my home. We’ve had cold weather set in and I seem to recall this happening last year, but can’t remember. The cracks are worse in the center of […]
Tim Carter demonstrates in a six-part video series how to rebuild a defective front porch and permanently stop water leaks into the home. This second video shows the hidden problem once the decking has been removed.
Plumbing home repairs are some of the most frustrating for a homeowner. Plumbing leaks can cause damage behind walls and on ceilings. For older plumbing fixtures, a visit to a specialty store for home plumbing repairs parts might be needed. A problem with the plumbing and home repairs could be following.
To repair a home foundation, the advise of a residential structural engineer is recommended. The home foundation repair cost could take your breathe away. There are several alternatives to foundation repairs.
Home window repair requires a little searching before you attempt the broken window repair. Check with local window-replacement companies to see how the windows are manufactured. You can discover how to take apart the moving parts first, then the home window repairs will go easier.