Flat roofs with easy access are great for creating an outdoor living space. One issue that many people question me about is how to create a deck that is functional without compromising the waterproof roof surface. The best way is to construct a...
Hot and cold water supply lines are typically installed so that each line runs through separate holes in each wall stud. Learn more about why that is.
In hot summer months, it is not uncommon to find the pipes sweating in basements and crawlspaces. But how do you fix it? Here are a few causes and cures for sweating pipes.
Stone foundation wall covered with closed cell spray foam insulation Older homes with stone foundations are still prevalent in homes today. Unfortunately, many people are afraid to use their basement because of the excess water infiltration that...
When your outlet isn't working and you discover a wire that's come unattached, here's what to do.
Converting from an oil furnace to electric heat requires some skill. This article explains how to successfully perform such a conversion.
There has been a debate about this for as long as I can remember. What product works better? Good old fashioned tar paper or house wrap materials like Tyvek produced by DuPont? Learn the pros and cons of each.
Mansard and gambrel style roofs have always been hard to insulate. What materials should be used to save energy on this type of house?
Flat roofs have been a daunting task for contractors and homeowners alike since they were invented. They are hard to waterproof, hard to maintain, and hard to insulate. Learn how to by reading on!
Uninsulated ductwork in an unconditioned crawlspace lacks efficiency. Learn how to insulate your ductwork with spray foam insulation.
Many people install vinyl siding or concrete board sding to improve the look and value of their home. With budgets tighter than ever now, contractors and do-it-youselfers are tearing off the original siding, and installing a thin foam board...