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Joint design and prep may matter even more than choosing the right product.
Afraid to tackle cracked bricks? Dye some mortar for a durable and invisible repair.
Slate specialist John Mahan shows how to cut, punch, and replace slate shingles.
I once had to replace a number of balusters in a cedar railing. The challenge was to do it without having to take apart the entire railing section to insert…
All wood is prone to splitting. I had this occur in a Victorian door recently. The split worked its way from the jamb on one side all the way to…
5 common reasons for deck failure and how to deal with them.
Q: Last year, I found a crack in my foundation that started at the floor and then extended 3-1/2-ft. up the wall. I tried drilling into the crack with a…
Where Band-Aid solutions won’t work, you might be able to save the frame and make your deck safe again.
Have you ever had one of those plastic cutting boards that after a few years of use is so gouged and discolored you’re afraid to use it? I did. Instead…
When working for a commercial/industrial builder and remodeler many years ago, I learned a simple method for patching drywall. It works on walls of any thickness and requires only whatever…
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