Proper Roof Ventilation

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It's hard to believe the amount of damage that a little bit of condensation can do. In less than ten years, this roof has completely fallen apart. The reason: Lack of ventilation.I'm currently tearing open a roof on a custom home that was built ten years ago. The ceiling inside is vaulted, which means there … Continue reading Proper Roof Ventilation

Improve The Look Of Your Porch

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A customer of mine had an old concrete back porch that was in bad shape. It needed a new bottom stair poured which left an unsightly seem and it needed some handrail. Not only did it need rail on the landing and down the stairs, it needed rail on the ground along the side of … Continue reading Improve The Look Of Your Porch

Fix Fail #1: Gutter Leak

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First of all, I have no idea what happened to this gutter in the first place (main picture). It looks like somebody hacked a section of gutter out with a dull steak knife. This is at an apartment building which is a pretty common place to find fix fails. Unfortunately, a lot of apartment maintenance … Continue reading Fix Fail #1: Gutter Leak

Prepare For The Repair

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The worst thing you can do as a homeowner is to have an emergency situation and not know how to handle it. If there is water flooding your house, the quicker you can turn the water main off, the less damage you will need to fix later. Every minute you are running around, looking for … Continue reading Prepare For The Repair

Basement Leak? Install A French Drain

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The house I previously lived in was a split level. Half of the downstairs was a two car garage and the other half was an unfinished basement. We had plans to turn it into a master suite, but first we had to stop the basement from leaking. Every time there was a heavy rain, water … Continue reading Basement Leak? Install A French Drain

Do It Yourself: Home Repairs & Upgrades

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You finally did it! You worked hard, you saved your money, you kept your credit score high, and you bought a house. Maybe you got lucky and purchased your dream home, move-in ready. Chances are, you're going to have to make a few upgrades to the house in order to make it perfect. It's possible … Continue reading Do It Yourself: Home Repairs & Upgrades