Safety

Fix Those Potholes Yourself

Fix Those Potholes Yourself

Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll need to prepare and then fill in your holes with their product.

Itemize Your Possessions and Secure the List

Itemize Your Possessions and Secure the List

One of the most important parts of a home renovation process–and a practice that is sometimes overlooked–is the organizing and safekeeping of relevant financial documents that create a detailed file of your house, big-ticket purchases, etc.

Older Homes for Health

Older Homes for Health

This article highlights a study from the University of Utah that states that areas of higher population density typically have residents who maintain a healthier weight. This is due to the walkability and pedestrian friendly design of their neighborhood.

Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

Besides the ubiquitous nature of granite countertops and almost boring combination of granite and stainless seen in kitchens everywhere, there’s another reason you may wish to reconsider granite countertops.

Asbestos Siding and Home Values

Asbestos Siding and Home Values

When buying an older home you are sometimes faced with outdated materials that in some cases can be considered harmful such as lead paint and asbestos. Asbestos was used in different applications and in some older homes it was used in a “cement form” that doesn’t allow the particles to […]

5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

If you visit our website you are most likely a person inclined to tackle home improvement projects on your own. But this list of 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects is a helpful reminder of tasks that often times require professional help. Calling in a professional is not about just giving up […]

Cloudy Tap Water

Cloudy Tap Water

In case you’ve been procrastinating looking in to the reason your tap water has been coming out a cloudy, milky color—relax, it’s most likely nothing to worry about. More often than not the white-ish color is actually produced by a bunch of tiny air bubbles that enter the water from […]

A-Frame House Survives Tornado

A-Frame House Survives Tornado

Parts of Iowa were ravaged by tornadoes last week that killed 5 people and destroyed about 400 homes. But one of the homes in Parkersburg, IA managed to withstand the 200mph winds and it’s owners are attributing it’s A-Frame construction to saving their home.

Contractor Goes Aggro over Unpaid Bills

Contractor Goes Aggro over Unpaid Bills

This video proves that builder rage is real. We definitely do not condone his tactics and putting people in harms way as they did is outrageous but I’m sure he’s doing what thousands of other contractors which they could do. Continue for the video.

Inspect Your Deck

Inspect Your Deck

The weather’s heating up and you’re primed for a summer BBQ on the deck with family and friends. But before you send out the evites for your memorial day bash, you should inspect your deck. There are five warning signs you should look out for.

10 Tips for Home Security

10 Tips for Home Security

As vacation season approaches, it’s a good idea to re-check the security of your home. Or if you’ve recently moved into a new apartment, let this article from DIYNetwork.com convince you to actually get the locks changed.

Table Saw Safety Rules

Table Saw Safety Rules

This recall got us thinking about safety again (safety should always be on our mind). We came across this list of table saw safety regulations and maintenance tips. The absolute safety rules regarding table saws are: 1. Always use a push stick when the fence is set under 3″ to […]

DeWALT Table Saw Recall

DeWALT Table Saw Recall

We’ve just been informed that DeWALT is recalling about 13,000 DEWALT DW744 Jobsite Table Saws because the pivot bracket can separate and cause kick back, posing a severe laceration hazard. The table saws were sold nationwide from April 2007 through January 2008 for approximately $500. The recall affects 10-inch DeWALT […]

Radon Testing and Remediation

Radon Testing and Remediation

The saying “An ounce of prevention…” is applicable when debating testing your home for radon contamination and then making the necessary modifications to your home to remedy the results of high levels of radon.

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around your home. While you’re at it, consider changing your cookware.

Extension Cord Safety

Extension Cord Safety

The DIY Maven shares her tips for using extension cords safely.

Steps for Safely Disposing of a Broken CFL Light bulb

Steps for Safely Disposing of a Broken CFL Light bulb

When a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL – shown above before breaking) breaks, you must handle the contents with a bit more care as it contains mercury which is very toxic. NotMartha.org goes through the steps she took to thoroughly clean herself and the are where the bulb broke and […]

Nail Gun News

Nail Gun News

We’ve shared tips for nail gun safety but if you need a reminder of the damage that they can do when not handled properly, then check out these x-rays of folks who weren’t quite so careful.