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All About Brick Pavers

Durable and low maintenance with timeless good looks, these clay blocks may be a smart choice for your next hardscaping project.

How to Insulate a Crawl Space

Unless your home is built on a concrete slab, it has a crawl space, a basement, or a combination. These spaces are a handy place where you can run your plumbing, HVAC, and wiring, plus they can help keep the rest of your house warmer. To reap the temperature-regulating benefits of a crawl space, it must be adequately insulated. Read on to learn why you should insulate your crawl space and how to do so.

What is a Junction Box & How to Install One 

Take an inventory of your home’s electrical system, and you’ll find cables, outlets, switches, circuit breakers, and boxes. An electrical box provides a code-approved place to house cable connections, whether for outlets, switches, or splices. Read on to learn more about junction boxes and how to install one.

All About Heat Pump Water Heaters

Save big bucks while taking advantage of the existing heat in your home. Here’s what you need to know about heat pump water heaters.

Replacing a Garage Door Spring

There are two basic types of garage door springs—extension and torsion. Here’s how to identify and replace them.

What to Know Before Adding a Second Story to Your Home

If you live in a single-story home, at some point you may find yourself thinking about more space. While you could sell your house and buy a larger one, there may be more appeal to staying in your house and adding onto it. Read this guide to learn more about what it takes to add a second floor to your house.

How to Soundproof a Room

Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.

How to Keep Your Stairs Up to Code

Stairs that are poorly designed or too dimly lit pose a safety hazard, while stairs that are uniform in their dimensions and built according to code are comfortable and safe to ascend and descend. Luckily for all concerned, modern building codes for stairs are very straightforward, and the principles for exterior and interior stairs are identical. Read on to learn more about how to keep your stairs up to code.

How to Prevent House Fires

Unsure where to begin when it comes to preventing a house fire? Start with the action items here.

How to Fix a Screen Door

If the screen in your sliding door has a hole, it’s time to repair it. Keep the insects out with a few simple tools and some new screening.