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AsktheBuilder Podcast - Sharing Tips My wife Kathy thinks I’m nuts. I talk to people on elevators. Talking to strangers is interesting to me and I believe that’s one reason I jumped at the chance in 1994 to host a two-hour call-in home improvement radio show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each week, homeowners would dial in […]

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Water on a garage floor in winter can be a hazard. I'm sharing this email exchange as I feel it provides a valuable teaching moment for all of us. Civility is dynamic. Go back one hundred or even two hundred years ago and courtesy, respect, and good manners were ingrained in just about everyone. Let […]

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Flood Damaged Floor Many things that happen in your life each day usually are connected in some fashion. It’s the same with me and today was a very strange day. I’m convinced that you’ll appreciate the story I’m about to tell and no doubt it’s going to benefit you in one way or the other. […]

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Sound Underlayment Laminate Flooring TIPS Condos and apartments benefit from sound underlayment Cork is a great soundproofing underlayment - SEE LINK BELOW Sound travels through air - block all air connections CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Sound Control In Condos Anne Sluder, who lives in a condo with noisy neighbors below her […]

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If the hardwood floors in your home squeak, it could be a simple fix like driving coarse-threaded screws through the subfloor into the floor joists. However, it could also be a problem with the actual floor support system. While it may meet building code requirements, these are simply minimal standards for a builder.

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Cork flooring is spectacular, distinctive and affordable. Cork floor tile is environmentally friendly, comes in a variety of styles and muffles noise. Cork flooring is very durable, just check these locations. Some of the manufacturers of cork flooring are listed.

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Best Laminate Flooring TIPS Buy the one Tim Carter uses in his own man cave! Get one that's so realistic it fools most visitors WATCH the DIY install video series below Follow simple instructions for a one-day install CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Cynthia Russell wants to install laminate flooring in her Standish, MI […]

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Squeaky floors are caused by numerous things. The most common is unsecured wood sub-flooring. Or, the metal ductwork beneath a floor can squeak or pop as you walk over it. Visit your new home as it is built to catch for these mistakes.

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Painting plywood floors is easy and the results are great. First prime your floor with a special primer. After you are done painting, apply three coats of a clear urethane to give the floor its durability. Apply the urethane once every two years for maintenance.

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