Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Fixing Mold Problems in the basement

Fixing Mold Problems in the basement

If you reside in a house that contains a basement area then you hopefully know about the importance of tackling water permeation problems. Any time it rains water saturates the walls and floor and it starts to seep into your basement, if it is not properly sealed. This can cause a constant moisture build up in the cellar and finally result in an accumulation...

How not to build a Shower Pan

How not to build a Shower Pan

Recently, I came on a job where the shower was mid way through complete and had numerous problems with how it was being done. First, they had used green sheetrock for the walls, which any pro knows is a big no no. Its not a matter of if water gets behind the tile but when and how much. But, the bigger problem was the shower pan. The drain was unlevel above the...

Paypal accepted at Home Depot

Paypal accepted at Home Depot

Imagine my surprise today as I was checking out at Home Depot and saw the paypal icon pop up on the screen as a payment option. Seems pretty cool to me as someone who receives money every month via paypal and would love to be able to easily use it somewhere without having to lug the paypal credit card around or transfer it to my bank account. I have to wonder...

Changing the belt on a Belt Sander

Changing the belt on a Belt Sander

I have a porter cable belt sander model #352vz that I have had for a few years. This sander does a fantastic job of quickly tearing through wood and paint. I highly recommend a belt sander if you need to level something out or remove several layers of old paint. They are one of the fastest ways of getting though materials. Belt sanders are driven by a small...

How to Install a Garbage Disposal

How to Install a Garbage Disposal

Installing a garbage disposal makes kitchen food prep a lot easier as well as clean up. But old disposals become rusty and eventually ineffective and tend to generate odors. Garbage Disposal Installation is pretty easy and straight forward. It should not take more than an hour to do and I recommend replacing all the plumbing waste pipes, usually the pea trap is...

Green Fiber Cement Siding Options

If your doing research about how to build a green home then siding is a concern. There are not a lot of reasonably priced options to choose from when it comes to green siding. But Certainteed has introduced a siding that qualifies under the LEED, NAHB programs and is ICC code approved. Their fiber cement siding uses fly ash, which is a nasty byproduct of burning...