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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. Know the terms in construction – Framing

    July 16, 2016

    Know the terms in construction – Framing          Today is the second installment of “Knowing the parts and pieces of your home”. Again, we’re not making you an expert but, if you need work done, it’s good to know what the contractor is talking about. Or it may help you describe something you need at a […]


  4. Roofing parts and Terms

    July 9, 2016

    Be familiar with the terms used – Roofing Parts and Terms, what are those parts called and what do they do? I don’t expect listeners to sit around at night and study some construction dictionary learning every term used to describe the parts and pieces of their home. But, if you need to have work […]


  5. Inspect your deck from collapse

    May 30, 2015

    Inspect your deck to prevent your deck from collapsing. Inspect your deck from collapse: First, do a complete inspection of all connections. How are the beams or joists attached to the posts? Are there steel hangers? Are there bolts? There should be. If they are simply nailed together, you need to add them. Most importantly, […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


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