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 the water shut-off valve, will be gallons of water that are destroying your floors, drywall, furniture and your life.


Basement Leak? Install A French Drain

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DIY basement leak water flood repair french drainThe 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 would start seeping out of the base of the foundation wall on the East side of the house. This side of the basement was completely underground and the foundation wall went all the way to the ceiling. The ground outside was part of the backyard and it didn’t seem to slope dramatically toward the house. Read More

Useful Extra Tools To Add To Your Toolkit

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As time goes by, as a homeowner, you’ll start experiencing more a more small repairs that need to be done around the house. Hopefully, you will learn how to take care of these issues and become more comfortable problem solving. Once you start trying to tackle more complicated repairs or bigger remodels, you will want to add some more advanced tools to your toolkit. Read More

Essential Tools For All Homeowners

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As a homeowner, you’re going to have something break. There’s nothing you can do to stop it. Good regular maintenance on your home will slow that down, but eventually you will need to repair something in your home.

  • A leak under the sink.
  • A sticky door
  • A loose deck board
  • A cracked tile

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Let Me Tell You About Me

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My name is Jiles and I’ve been working in the building industry for over 20 years. I have worked on every aspect of building a house from foundation to roofing. I started my own business where I specialized in home repairs and fixing other “contractors” shoddy work. Read More

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 that you decided to dive head first into a complete fixer-upper. Remodeled kitchen, rebuilt deck, refinished hardwoods, restored moulding, fresh paint, new roof, and maybe even an addition. And even if you did buy a turn-key house that already has everything you ever dreamed of, eventually one of those things is going to break and before you know it you will knee deep in home repairs.

So who’s going to do this work? Read More