Stories tagged: home repairs
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5 p.m.
Ask the Builder: Dealing with a bungled wall tile job
having a small bathroom remodeled. My wife and I thought we did our due diligence and hired a great contractor. I came home from work to discover the ceramic wall …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2011, midnight
As weather turns colder, it’s time to take steps to protect home
Gutters, leaders Ignore this, and there can be costly damage – inside and outside – caused by water and ice backing up from the gutters.
Sun., March 15, 2009, midnight
A new twist on battling clogged sink
Q. My bathroom sink drains very slowly. I tried using a plunger, but it wasn’t much help, and I don’t want to use chemicals. I can’t figure out how to …
Sun., March 1, 2009, midnight
Clean, examine concrete before patching potholes
Q. I recently bought a house with a concrete basement floor that is riddled with small cracks and potholes up to 2 inches deep. I’d like to resurface it without …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009, midnight
Special paint can work with plastic, vinyl
Q. My plastic porch railing has become unsightly with dirt and stains. Is it possible to paint it and if not, how can it be cleaned? A. It is possible …