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Two Methods for Pier and Beam Foundation Repairs

As with many home repairs, there is more than one way to solve a problem. Pier and beam foundation repairs are no exception. This post will describe two methods to repair a pier and...

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Stripping Paint Off a Fiberglass Door

Welcome to my experiment on stripping paint off a fiberglass front door. This is the original fiberglass door that has been on the house from well before me owning it (but probably after it...

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Choosing the Right Pier and Beam Foundation Repair Contractor

There is one thing for certain about any foundation: it is only a matter of time before it moves. Unlike a slab foundation cracking, a pier and beam foundation has the additional flexibility to...

10 Unusual Tips on Repainting a Front Door

This post is the beginning of an upcoming series on repainting a front door. Each step in the process has its own finer details, which I will also cover in separate posts. However, when...

How to Run New Electrical Through Studs & Fire Block

Recently my husband and I had the “opportunity” to use a flexible drill bit. Using a 72″ flexible drill bit is a must have when you have limited options run new electrical–low voltage wire,...

10 Pain Relieving Tips for Making Raised Garden Beds

Enthusiasm for your garden is directly related to speed and a lack of pain at the end of the day! There are lots of excellent tutorials on making raised garden beds, but this post...

An In-Depth Dauber Stopper Review

This Dauber Stopper review is specifically for you if you are looking for a solution to prevent mud dauber wasps from blocking your: Air conditioner backup condensate line Gas water heater blow off line...

2020 International Builder Show Tips and Video

The 2020 International Builder Show (the good kind of IBS acronym) in Las Vegas last week was a great time. Of course, any time in Vegas is a good time if you are doing...

California Corners: Framing Corners for Remodels (and New Builds)

California Corners (also called an insulated three stud corner) are a fantastic advanced framing technique that MAY be mentioned when building a high end or custom home. It is a great way to use...