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Brick Wall Leaks Driving Rain
9/18/2017 9:31 AM
DEAR TIM: As result of Hurricane Irma, I had a leak in the ceiling in the bay area of our kitchen. It happened in the past with other intense storms. I suspect the problem could be water penetrating the brick and/or wind driven rain entering under the facia and over and down the inside of […...Read More
How to Sink Finishing Nails
9/13/2017 6:26 AM
How To Sink Finishing Nails TIPS Use a small nail set that"s sized correctly Finish nail guns do a great job - ease gun to wood WATCH nail set and nail gun videos below Match nail set tip to small dimple in head of finish nail CLICK HERE to Get Tim"s FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […...Read More
Flexible Gas Lines- Are You Serious?
9/12/2017 2:05 PM
Stainless steel tubing installation is the way to go for gas lines. It takes less time to install & minimizes gas leaks. Professional installation should be done....Read More
Painting Vinyl Siding
9/12/2017 12:26 PM
Vinyl siding paint works best when it is a blend of urethane and acrylic resin. Vinyl siding soaks up heat and therefore has a high expansion/contraction rate. Painting vinyl siding with the proper paint will leave a lasting color for a long time....Read More
September 12, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
9/12/2017 9:23 AM
Are you captivated by the weather news? Have you ever thought why this is so? I think it"s a scale issue. The wonders of Mother Nature are so much larger than us and contain such vast amounts of power and fury. Your appetite to know more about hurricanes, cyclones, tornados, earthquakes, forest fires, blizzards, etc. […...Read More
Installing Copper Strips Under Shingles
9/10/2017 4:15 PM
Shingles stained with unsightly algae have no copper in the roofing shingle granules to kill the roof algae. Clean your roof with oxygen bleach first, then install copper strips under roofing shingles to keep the black, streaky eyesore at bay....Read More
Repair Wall After Removing Ceramic Tile
9/10/2017 6:49 AM
Repair Wall After Removing Ceramic Tile TIPS Wall must be flat & smooth or tile will telegraph defects Do NOT use cheap pre-mixed spackling or drywall mud for repair WATCH repair videos below Patching compound MUST BE waterproof CLICK HERE to Get Tim"s FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: We’re in the home stretch of […...Read More
Stop Mold Growth
9/8/2017 1:05 PM
Mold growth is a major problem, which thousands of people are experiencing due to a number of factors. Mold takes root partly due to poor workmanship, a limited understanding of the dynamics of water and water vapor movement, and lack of adequate training for builders. Toxic mold concerns rarely happened in old homes. Stopping black mold and other...Read More
September 7, 2017 AsktheBuilder Emergency News
9/7/2017 5:51 PM
This is a RARE EMERGENCY alert message. I did this a few years back with Hurricane Sandy that pummeled New Jersey and New York City back in late October, 2012. Hurricane Irma LOOMS This is really for folks who live NORTH of FL. If you"re in Florida, you"re about out of time and you may […...Read More
Cement Stucco Foundation Finish
9/7/2017 6:34 AM
If your bare concrete or concrete block foundation is exposed, you can use stucco to cover it up. You can add permanent colors to stucco and create very interesting textures with little effort. Be sure to clean the surface; applying stucco should be done in slightly warm weather....Read More