How Long Do Toilet Wax Rings Last?

    Before answering the question of ‘How long does a toilet wax ring last?’,… it may be helpful to know what the heck a wax ring has to do with your toilet in the first place…  A wax ring for your toilet is pretty much precisely what it sounds like… – a ring made […]

How to Caulk Large Gaps

  Have you ever been in a position where you had an extraordinarily large gap to fill and you were really not sure how to do it? This may have been the case with wood, concrete, on the interior, or on the exterior, but the challenge was still the same!   A gap large enough […]

What is a Calcimine Ceiling?

  We often get calls from folks that are really confused about a particular ceiling issue that they seem to be experiencing. It is centered around a peeling challenge that they keep having with a ceiling of theirs. Although seemingly sometimes (though certainly not always!) originally triggered by some type of moisture, once all possible […]

How Many Years Do Wood Fences Last?

During periods of time when we spend longer stretches at home (the best example of which may be most recently when folks have not had a choice but to spend longer stretches at home!), we obviously have a higher tendency to notice “things”. Particularly if the weather is nice, we may be working in the […]

Don’t Wait!!

  Obviously we are in the midst of one of the most challenging times that we as a society have ever experienced. I have been fortunate enough to be on this Earth for 4+ decades and I definitely have not seen anything close to this. There is fear. There is uncertainty. There is awkwardness. From […]

“The New Normal”

Every so often a phenomenon occurs that interjects new terminology into the vocabulary of our world. This terminology can consist of individual words or groups of words that no one may have previously heard before and now seemingly overnight one cannot escape their presence. These words and the actions associated with them can be due […]

Essential Home Improvement

  Given everything that is occurring in our world these days, the term ‘Essential Home Improvement’ sure may seem oxymoronic to many folks. After all, what the heck type of Home Improvement could be considered ‘Essential’?? Contrary to this particular opinion, there are seemingly tons of Home Improvement projects which we are able to help […]

? Hand Sanitizer Paint ?

  Have you ever read on a bottle of Hand Sanitizer how it says it kills 99.9% of germs (or some variation of this statement)? My thought is if you had not heard that prior to very recently, perhaps now you may have with everything going on with the whole Coronavirus wave of media attention […]

Selling Your Home? To Repair or Not To Repair??

  Whether your home or a family home is getting ready to be placed on the market, there is always the question that comes up as to what should be done and what should not be done. Recently, I looked at a home for a Client that was put in a position of needing to sell a home for a family member pretty quickly. They […]

The Magical Leak

If you live in New England, the chances are that you have experienced a Nor’easter, even if you have not realized it at the time. A Nor’easter is a wind & precipitation weather phenomena that is very unique. Most often in New England, our “stormy” weather approaches from the South/Westernish area. With Nor’easters, the storm approaches from the North/Easternish area. Even in New England, when the term […]