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  1. Blueprints, what information should be on them?

    February 25, 2017

    What should be included in your plans? BlueprintsNo matter how much we preach the benefit of a well written contract, many people still make the mistake of signing one that doesn’t clearly call out what they are getting. Once the project starts and a dispute arises, most people will turn to the architect for guidance. […]


  2. Mold Free Basement Remodel

    November 13, 2016

    We get questions on how to build out a basement and not worry about mold. Here is a quick 5 step process to a mold free basement build out. #1. Put a concrete sealer on the floor and walls. Anything concrete sealer will do. If you are worried about seepage then you can use ULG DryLok […]


  3. Rich’s Dry Powder Bug Brew

    May 31, 2014

    If you would like to keep bugs out of your home but, don’t want to use chemicals and poisons that may be harmful to you, your children or pets, here are a couple of easy solutions. The first is simply a mixture of inexpensive dry spices you should be able to get at a dollar store. […]


  4. Clogged Basement Floor Drain

    May 24, 2014

    Basement floor drain clogged? You may want to get some of the toys out first.These balls and toys were packed into the floor drain with a lot of dirt and debris. When it came time to work as a drain, there was a total blockage. We poured water into the drain until it was full. […]


  5. Show Recap from 27 April 2013

    April 28, 2013

    We had a great time at the DuPage County Home Improvement & Landscaping Expo at DuPage County Fair Grounds. We met a lot of great listeners. We spoke with Ody from Southwind RAS in the first hour and he runs a company that recycles roofing with over 11 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. Keep your […]


  6. Show Recap from 20 April 2013

    April 21, 2013

    We talked a lot about flooding issues, ejector pumps and sump pumps. Here is an over view of some of those issues. Don’t walk into a flooded basement without checking to make sure the water is not electrified. If the power is on, pull the electric meter or turn off the power in some way […]


  7. Show Recap from April 13th 2013

    April 14, 2013

    Sign up to go to Springfield and lobby for solar wind wind power on the Tuesday, April 16th, Tuesday, April 30th or Tuesday, May 7th. http://illinoissolar.org/ We talked to Jen Walling from Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council. Illinois’ Energy Efficiency Building codes are a huge win for the environment, homeowners, and businesses.  Efforts are under […]


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