Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Repair a Scratch or Gouge in a Hardwood Floor

Jennifer asks, “How do I go about repairing a scratch in my hardwood floor?” Touch-up kits are available for repairing minor damage to wood floors, but what you choose depends on the level of damage.

How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater removes sediment from the tank that makes it work harder and cost more to use. And anybody can do it — just follow these instructions!
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Is Cement Backerboard Subfloor Needed Under Laminate Flooring?

Ralph asks, “When installing laminate flooring, do I have to put down cement backerboard first, or can I just use foam underlayment?”

Cement backerboard isn’t required under a laminate floor, but there are a few requirements for your subfloor. Read on to find out more.
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How to Cut a Hole in Existing Drywall

Reciprocating saws work great for cutting holes in existing drywall, but the long blade can also cut through any wires, pipes, and framing. To keep this from happening, cut the blade to length with tin snips so it barely protrudes through the wallboard. Watch this video to find out more.

Today’s Homeowner Radio Podcast | September 17, 2022

This week, hear our thoughts on the best spot for a skylight, plus how to fix puddling on a concrete patio.

Fall Home Maintenance How-To

Danny and Allen help new homeowners Payton and Hunter Black perform some much needed maintenance and repair projects on their home, including replacing rotten porch columns and cleaning and repairing neglected gutters.

How to Repair an Extension Cord for Less than $4

Repairing an extension cord could cost less than $4. Chelsea explains in her latest blog.
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How to Sand and Paint Without a Mess

Today's Homeowner Radio Listener Questions How to Repair Patched Plaster Walls and Ceilings Mia in Florida...
Danny Lipford with Versa Lift attic storage lift.

Cold Weather Home Maintenance Tips and Projects

The arrival of cold weather makes this the perfect time to prepare your house for the long winter ahead, and to tackle those indoor home improvement projects you’ve been putting off while the weather was warm. Read on to find our more.