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What is a Bibelot
1/22/2021 7:23 AM
What is a Bibelot? - It"s Something Small You Treasure A bibelot is often referred to as a trinket or a tiny ornamental item, often jewelry but not always. A bibelot is not to be confused with a gewgaw. Gewgaws are often much bigger things. In other words, if you have a small knickknack that […] The post Read More
 
Roof Replacement Costs
1/21/2021 1:39 PM
Roof Replacement Costs 2021 (Installation, Replacement, Pricing) A study by the National Association of Realtors Research Group recently found that U.S. homeowners spend approximately $300 billion a year on home repairs and home renovations. That same study found that replacing a roof — whether it’s because the roof was leaking, very old, or sim...Read More
 
Foundation Repair
1/21/2021 1:34 PM
Foundation Repair: How Much Does It Cost? (2021 Pricing Estimates) Your foundation is the footing of your entire home. It"s the 24/7 soldier that keeps your floor, walls, windows, doors, and possessions safe and secure. So, what happens when it starts to fail? You may notice a door that doesn"t shut quite right, a section […] The po...Read More
 
Chimney Repair Costs
1/21/2021 1:29 PM
Chimney Repair Costs 2021 (Replacing, Removal, Maintenance) A fireplace is a beautiful and cozy addition to your home, but it is important to keep your chimney in good repair and up to code in order to prevent leaks, carbon monoxide and smoke intrusion, and chimney fires. Chimney damage can be caused by a number of […] The post Read More
 
Heat Pump Replacement Costs
1/21/2021 1:24 PM
Heat Pump Replacement Costs 2021 (Installation, Replacement, Pricing) Does your thermostat scream in pain during the winter months? Are you looking for a way to save money on your energy bills? Heat pumps are a fantastic way to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without breaking the bank every […] The post Read More
 
Basement Foam Board Installation
1/21/2021 8:19 AM
Basement Foam Board Installation - Inside or Outside QUESTION: I’m 23-years old and just got out of college. I bought my first small house and am about to remodel my basement. The previous owners of the house glued 2-inch-thick foam insulation to the poured concrete walls. It’s got an aluminum foil face on it. Then […] The post Read More
 
Mail Chime Review
1/21/2021 7:21 AM
Mail Chime Mailbox Alert - Simple, Elegant, and Affordable I installed a new Mail Chime mailbox alert system yesterday in just minutes. It was easy, the components are well-made, and the instructions were crystal clear. It"s rare you get all of these things with one product. If you want an example of horrible and confusing […] The p...Read More
 
Exterior Painting Costs 2021
1/19/2021 4:18 PM
Exterior Painting Costs 2021 - Use Urethane Paint & Oxygen Bleach Exterior painting costs are going up with inflation. To save money long-term, you want to purchase the best paint and clean your house well so it"s many years before you paint again. What is the Best Exterior House Paint? The best exterior paint hands […] The post...Read More
 
Dry Well Installation
1/19/2021 6:56 AM
Dry Well Installation - They Rarely Work Do you think a dry well installation job is going to solve your drainage problem? You"ve come to the right place. I"m a college-trained geologist with a focus in hydrogeology - the study of groundwater. Why Don"t Dry Wells Work? Dry wells don"t work in most cases because […] The post Read More
 
January 17, 2021 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
1/18/2021 6:07 AM
Nice try. You were trying to slither past me, weren’t you? We need to have a little talk about that. I get it. You’re a new subscriber, this is your first issue, and you might be a little shy. Don’t fret! This is a welcoming place and every week right here at the top, I […] The post Read More