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How to Level a Floor

Want to level floors in your old house? Read this step-by-step guide to making a subfloor flat in preparation for installing a new finished floor.

How to Stretch Carpet 

Need to stretch a section of carpet in your home? It takes a bit of muscle, but specialized tools do most of the work.

How to Patch a Roof Leak

The hard part about patching a leak in your roof is finding the leak itself. Once you’ve accomplished that, repairs are often relatively simple.

All About Pool Resurfacing

No matter what kind of pool you have, at some point they all need to be resurfaced. Here’s the deep dive on methods, materials, and costs. 

How To Pump Water Out Of Your Basement 

Whether it’s caused by a hundred-year flood or a plumbing malfunction, no one wants a swimming pool in their basement. Here are some ways to get rid of that standing water in your basement. 

How to Remove Rivets

Once installed, these light-gauge metal fasteners are meant to be permanent, but they can be drilled out when necessary. Read this guide to learn how to remove rivets.

Polyurethane vs. Polycrylic: Which Should You Use?

As tough as wood is, once it’s converted to some house part—a chair, a door sill, a cabinet, a floorboard—it needs to be protected against the elements and general wear and tear. When it comes to wood finish, which should you use? Read this guide to learn more about the differences between polyurethane and polycrylic.

How to Build a Low-Maintenance Home

While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free house, it is important to invest in the right materials that will go the distance for you and your home. Read our guide to the best materials to make your home a low maintenance one.