Dryall Repair – Remember to Prime Twice

One Coat of Primer Applied to Drywall Repair

Last time we showed the techniques we started to use in our effort to repair damaged drywall caused by changing the position of bath towel rack. Just because the holes are small does not mean that care does not need to be taken to do the job right. Yes, it is correct when they say that any job worth doing is worth doing well. :) So, this is the position of the repair home renovation project when we left it in our last article: If you recall, the steps we took to get us to the picture … [Read more...]

Sealing The Basement Floor Opening

Mixing Concrete

In our last article within this series focusing on the repair to the foundation wall crack in our basement, we saw the use of the CactusBoard material on the top of the opening in the basement floor. This opening is where the backup drainage was installed should any water over the years seep through the initial urethane sealant applied into the foundation wall crack. Today, we see the closing of the basement floor opening as part of this overall home maintenance project. At this point in … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

Bathtub Rear Skirt Frame

Yesterday we wrote about how we leveled the top of the carpet in the adjacent bedroom to the top of the floor tile in the bathroom. Today I wanted to show you the approach taken to re-create the tiled vertical skirt in the back of the bathtub. If you recall, as part of our bathroom floor tiling project we had to remove the tiled skirt in the back of the bathtub. So, once the floor tile was laid we needed to create this skirt once again. In the above picture you can see the wood … [Read more...]

Getting The Green Habit

Editor's Note: From time to time we publish articles from guest authors, especially when the article is about either their personal home renovation or maintenance projects or about home energy and clean water conservation, the latter which saves the environment as well as saves them money. Today's article is from Ian McCartney in Glasgow, Scotland. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It's probably something that we talk about doing more than we do, but going green little by … [Read more...]

Bathtub Faucet Repair

Bathub Spout

Plumbing. It is one of those words which makes me shiver in fear.  I'm not a certified professional plumber. Quite frankly I do not know a lot about basic plumbing as this experience will illustrate. I probably know less than the average person. Now, we had an issue in one of the main floor bathrooms in our home; the same one in which soon we will be undertaking the installation of porcelain flooring tile. In the above picture, you can see the spout coming out from the wall. You … [Read more...]

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