Basement Foundation Wall Repair Series

Foundation Wall Inside Crack Causing Water Leak

We had a water leak in our finished basement. One winter during a thaw, clear water entered one of our finished basement bedrooms. It took us a while to discover the cause; a crack in our home's foundation wall. From the outside it looked like this in the picture below: From the inside, that same foundation wall crack looked like this after the drywall, insulation, etc. was stripped away and before it was repaired: The past month or so has seen us written a multi-article … [Read more...]

Top Commented Articles

I thought it would be interesting (at least to me) to see which articles published by us here at DailyHomeRenoTips.com over the past two plus years have received the most comments. Would it be one of the many, many articles on energy savings and water savings for the home? Well, no. What about some of the many articles on our home renovation or maintenance activities? Again, surprising to us, no. The five articles we have written receiving the most comments were all about our … [Read more...]

Caulking Bathroom Door Frame

Door Frame Without Caulking 1

When we purchased our current house more than 2 years ago, it underwent a massive renovation in every, yes every, room in the home ... and outside as well. Heck, that is what got us to start writing about home renovation tips, home maintenance tips and home energy conservation tips for more than two years now. As part of this major home renovation, we replaced all of the interior doors, including the one to the public or shared bathroom. However, the contractor did not complete the job, … [Read more...]

Moen Mirrorscapes Installation

Moen Mirrorscapes Installed 01

Yesterday we wrote about two bathrooms in my friend Harvey's place which he was renovating, both of which contained mirrors that did not have a border. The hope was that the look of the mirrors and of the entire bathroom would be enhanced by the Mirrorscapes product from Moen. You can obtain Moen products at The Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards and other retail locations. Here are pictures of the mirrors in each of the two bathrooms so you can compare to the finished effort: So, how … [Read more...]

Moen Mirrorscapes Review

Borderless Bathroom 1 Mirror 002

Towards the latter part of last year, DailyHomeRenoTips.com was asked if we wanted to review some products by Moen, the kitchen and bathroom people. Lately, we have become to be approached frequently to try different products. We accept those which we feel are within our area of focus, being home renovation tips or energy conservation tips, and which provide a household with value. As we had renovated all our bathrooms within the past two years, we found that we did not need any products. … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 10

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ More than a year went by between the first and second, or … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 7

Energy Audit Report Page 2 Bathroom Fan Timer

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OK, we have reviewed most of the specific grant related … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 5

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The next recommendation on our ecoENERGY Energy Efficiency … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisted – 2

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday, we reviewed the EnerGuide Rating we received and … [Read more...]

Home Energy Conservation Government Grants – ecoENERGY Revisited – 1

Home EnerGuide Rating

Editor's Note: Over the holidays we are re-publishing selected articles related to our ecoENERGY energy conservation experiences. Some of the grant amounts may have changed. To access the more than 20 articles we have written on our energy conservation experiences through the ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program, simply use this link to access our ecoENERGY Energy Conservation page. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In Part 1 we reviewed a little of the details of the ecoENERGY … [Read more...]

Energy Conservation Contest Winners

Our home energy conservation contest wrapped up over the weekend with all three randomly selected winners confirming that they indeed met our contestant eligibility requirements. It is interesting that most of our past contest winners have been located in the United States whereas all three of our contest winners this time reside in Canada; random is random I guess. If you recall, to enter contestants had to correctly identify the conservation tip number 306 from our Un-Official Guide to … [Read more...]

Sealing Home Air Leaks To Reduce Home Heating Bills

Cansolair Solar Max 240 Installed

There are many energy saving ways to reduce home heating bills in the winter. Activities such as increasing attic insulation, sufficient wall insulation, basement wall insulation, high efficiency furnace, conversion to natural gas furnace (from, for example, home heating oil), solar air collectors, ENERGY STAR windows, and so on. The challenge is that each of these above tactics cost a lot of money. We are talking $1,000 and up ... even after most available government grants. And, … [Read more...]

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