Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Transform a Garage into a Teen Hangout

When you need a hangout space for teenagers more than you need a place to park the car, it's time to repurpose the garage.
Painting fiber cement siding on exterior of carport conversion.

How to Turn a Carport into Indoor Living Space

Enclosing a carport and turning it into indoor living space can be a good way to add additional square feet to your home. Watch this video to find out more.
Nailing soffit vent to eaves.

How to Install Soffit Eave Vents on Your Home

Find out how to improve the ventilation in your attic by installing soffit vents under the eaves of your house. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Capture Dust During Sanding

Sick of airborne dust while you're sanding? Here's the Simple Solution!
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How to Deal with Condensation on a Garage Floor

Catherine asks, “Every time we have damp weather our concrete floor in the garage gets so much moisture on it that it's dangerous to walk on. What causes this, and what can we do about it?”

Condensation on a garage floor could be the result of the lack of a vapor barrier under the concrete slab.
Building foam cover for attic stairs

How to Insulate Attic Drop Down Access Stairs

Even if your attic is well insulated, the folding stairs that provides access can be a major source of heat loss. Watch this video to see how to make an insulating cover from foam board to insulate the stairs leading to your attic.
Clothes dryer venting into the attic.

Venting Dryers in the Attic

Cindy asks, "My dryer vents into my attic. How can I vent it outside to make it less of a fire hazard?"

Improperly vented dryers and lint buildup cause over 15,000 fires a year. Venting your dryer to the attic is not only a potential fire hazard but can result in moisture problems which causes more problems.
Attaching string for garage parking gauge to garage door.

DIY Garage Tennis Ball Parking Gauge

Find out how to make a car parking gauge that raises and lowers using a tennis ball, string, and screw eye hooks. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Apply Vapor Barriers When Framing Basement Walls

Mike asks, “I have a partially underground basement and am building 2x4 walls inside the concrete basement walls. What kind of insulation should I use, and do I need a vapor barrier?”

Building codes require one or more vapor barriers on basement walls. Read on to find out more.