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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. Show Recap from 25 May 2013

    May 25, 2013

    Dandelions and Honey Bee questions and comments dominated the show today. Here are a few links to the things we talked about. Dandelion Root Tea…..Taste like coffee. Not chicken? How to Make Roast Dandelion Root Coffee www.rosesprodigalgarden.org Another way to help save bees is to use “Mason Bees”. Check this out: www.parentmap.com/…/keeping-mason-bees-10-expert-tips-for-families Want to help […]


  4. Show Recap for 18 May 13

    May 18, 2013

    One of the topics today was about the LED lighting and how the prices have dropped. Looking for an LED for under 10 bucks that will last 25 years? Here it is http://www.creebulb.com/ Here is the Geek alert for the day. It was on House wrap vs drainage planes. This is a link to the […]


  5. Show Recap 4 May 2013

    May 4, 2013

    Siding, roofing and concrete problems were the questions of the day. Let’s start with the siding. All types of siding are fine when installed properly. With the properly installed drainage plane no water damage can occur even if the siding was to fall off. Some siding may require a rough or crinkled surface type of […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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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