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Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Vol 1 was featured in the June 21, 2020, AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. It's a fantastic collection of happy tunes from decades ago. CLICK or TAP HERE to read all past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. CLICK or TAP HERE to listen to all the music featured in past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. Stain Solver, […]

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  Front Porch Construction - Probably Not DIY DEAR TIM: The house I grew up in had a covered front porch. A few of the houses I owned after getting married also had this wonderful accessory. It seems that large covered front porches are being kicked to the curb by architects and builders. How do […]

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Whoa Nellie! I think you might be a new subscriber! This first paragraph is reserved for you as a place of honor and distinction recognizing your commitment to receive tips that will save you sweet moola and time. But flip the coin over and I see many loyal subscribers. You very likely have received so […]

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Who Invented Plywood? - Remember, Just Guess Don't ask Alexa or Siri for help. Trust the Force within you! IMPORTANT NOTE: After clicking SUBMIT, scroll back at the top and click the VIEW SCORE button to see how you did! CLICK or TAP HERE to play ALL past AsktheBuilder.com quizzes.   Loading… Thank Stain Solver, […]

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Leather and Lace was featured in the June 14, 2020, AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. It's a fantastic duet with Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. CLICK or TAP HERE to read all past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. CLICK or TAP HERE to listen to all the music featured in past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. Stain Solver, the best and most powerful certified […]

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Column Summary: Twelve different treated lumber ratings Identifying the rating Treated lumber corrodes fasteners Why decks collapse CLICK or TAP HERE to subscribe to my FREE newsletter Treated Lumber Ratings - Twelve at Last Count DEAR TIM: I’m a remodeling contractor and have started to see a disturbing trend in the failure of treated lumber. […]

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This could be your first AsktheBuilder newsletter or it could be your 728th issue. If you’ve recently signed up, I welcome you. If you’re a subscriber in good standing, no matter how long you’ve been getting my missives, I’m glad you’re here too. This is sort of a quirky issue. This week I’d like to […]

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Midnight Flyer was featured in the June 7, 2020, AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. It's one of the Eagles original songs before they transformed into the band that produced their greatest hits. CLICK or TAP HERE to read all past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. CLICK or TAP HERE to listen to all the music featured in past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. Stain […]

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What is a Collar Tie? - Remember, Just Guess Don't ask Alexa or Siri for help. Trust the Force within you! IMPORTANT NOTE: After clicking SUBMIT, scroll back at the top and click the VIEW SCORE button to see how you did! CLICK or TAP HERE to play ALL past AsktheBuilder.com quizzes.   Loading… Thank […]

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 Treated Lumber Cracking - STOP Cracks By Using Great Sealer Below Treated lumber cracking happens because water soaks into the wood. The wood swells creating stress within the wood's cellular structure. When the water evaporates, the wood shrinks. This movement causes tension forces that start to tear the lumber apart. The cracks you see […]

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