Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Simplifying Summer Home Maintenance

In this special-edition Today's Homeowner Podcast, we tell you how to easily keep your home maintenance on track this summer.
Deck stairs leading up to a townhouse with vinyl siding

5 Tips to Keep Your Wood Deck Looking Its Best

A wood deck requires a lot of upkeep. Follow this simple checklist for the basics and your deck will have a long life.
Deck boards with debris

Quick and Easy Crack Cleaner 

Cleaning debris from in between deck boards or from expansion joints in sidewalks doesn’t have to be time-consuming and tedious. T

Today’s Homeowner Radio Show | March 28, 2020

In this episode, Danny and Joe weigh-in on vacating your home after adding spray insulation. They also deliver tips for repairing a squeaky floor and keeping your porch cool in the summertime. Finally, they discuss pros and cons of adding pine straw to gardening beds, and, as always, deliver helpful Simple Solutions and the latest Best New Product.
Composite deck with chairs in winter

How to Protect Composite Decking from Winter Damage

Follow these tips to make sure your composite deck survives a winter snowstorm.
Top 5 Home Improvement Projects of 2019

Top 5 Home Makeover Before-and-Afters of 2019

These five projects stood out as our best home improvement before-and-afters of 2019.

Solution for a Slippery Deck

A listener's son installed a brand new composite deck. She says the deck looks great but is extremely slippery. Danny and Joe go over a few ways she can make the new deck safer.

How to Broom-Finish Concrete — and Why It’s Important

Adding a concrete patio is an easy, affordable way to enhance a blank-slate backyard. Anyone can use Quikrete concrete mixes to pour a slab and extend their living space outdoors; it doesn’t require special training...
Fiberon decking

The Essential Spring Deck Checklist

These 5 steps will get your deck up to date and ready for some fun in the sun.