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How To Get the Best Contractor Wall Cap Dominos - A Game Played With Big Blocks! Free & Fast Bids CLICK HERE to get FREE & FAST BIDS from local contractors that can do a domino demonstration for you! Watch how builders have fun on a job site playing wall cap dominos. I never did […]

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Exterior foundation waterproofing treatments vary greatly. Most foundations are damproofed. Drain tile systems, if installed correctly, will keep your foundation waterproof for years to come. Here are some drain tile installation pointers about backfilling and preventing ponding.

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PR Blunders - Be Very Careful and Use Common Sense Published: January 17, 2018 I'm a member of the working press covering the home improvement beat. My syndicated newspaper column Ask the Builder still runs in sixty newspapers across the USA. At the present time, public relations (PR) firms send me press releases each week […]

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Sewer Gas Survey - Help Others Now Sewer gas in your home is yucky! Please take a few moments and complete this short sewer gas survey IF you've had sewer gas in your home or business in the past. If you have sewer gas NOW, you can also complete the survey. Thanks so much! Loading... […]

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Published: January 12, 2018 © Tim Carter Just two days ago, January 10, 2018, I was at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida. I visited the AZEK booth and was talking with an AZEK employee about bolts that should be used when installing the AZEK aluminum deck posts. The first thing to remember is AZEK […]

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Plumbing Mistakes I’m blessed. Not only do I get emails each day from readers like you, but I also get questions from the Ask Tim page at my AsktheBuilder.com website. Believe it or not, these questions are never tiring and it’s like Christmas morning when I open them. The high-resolution photos that often accompany the […]

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New Home Construction Hiccup DEAR TIM: My builder really goofed up my new home. A room at the corner of the house next to the front door had its roof installed too low. The mistake is being corrected but I’m quite upset as I don’t feel the job is being done right. They’re leaving the […]

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Frost on nails in attic spaces may frighten you. It should to a degree. It's important to realize frost is in your attic for a few reasons. Frost on Nails is Frozen Condensation Remember the last hot and humid day you were sitting outside drinking a cold beer, iced tea, soda or glass of ice […]

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You wake up on a frigid morning or come home from work and your house is cold, yet the heater or furnace is on. You might mumble out loud as you shiver, "Why is house cold with heating on?" Why Is House Cold? Furnaces Can Only Do So Much Here's why your house is cold […]

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