55 Must-Read Cleaning Tips and Tricks (With Pictures)
The ultimate list of cleaning tips and tricks for the home! Most of these I had never heard of before. I suppose I've been cleaning my household the hard way for most of my life. Spring cleaning here I come!
How Spider Personalities Affect Pest Control
They say you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But what about with lazy spiders versus lively ones? When it comes to keeping pests at bay, the personalities of the spiders hunting them are important. That’s what two behavioral ecologists reported after watching bug dramas play out in a sunny hilltop alfalfa patch. Raphaël …
What You Need to Know About Spray Foam Insulation
How to Grow a Vertical Garden
Here’s how to get started with the latest green-thumb trend.
How Are Spine Surgeons Using BMP Today? 10 Surgeon Responses
Nine spine surgeons were asked how they were using BMP in their practice and whether these current controversies have influenced the way they use the product.
Camper Makeover: How to Repaint a Travel Trailer
Make anything look 20 years younger with just paint in this simple camper makeover tutorial.
Roofing Material Guide
Whether you're remodeling a roof or choosing a roof for your new home, compare and contrast these popular roofing materials to find the best type of roofing for your budget.
What's new with insulation?
Asked by Eric Singer Spray foam, traditional rolls, blown in, etc. What are 3 things I should know about new products/techniques I should know about Homes are often built with multiple types of insulation Outside the walls and under theslab, closed cell extruded polystyrene (XPS) rigid foam board is commonplace. Also,insulated concrete forms (ICFs), aerated autoclave concrete blocks, Air-krete, Hebelblock, and Durisol have become popular over the last 20 years. For the exterior walls, we often find fiberglass batts, cotton or wool batts, blown incellulose, rock wool, vermiculite, straw or straw clay, rigid foam and structural insulatedpanels (SIPs). In the attic, open cell spray polyurethane foam stops air infiltration well, as do SIPs.Finally, don't forget radiant…
How Do Subterranean Termites Find Wood?
Home inspections 101: What to look out for
Big ticket problems, like shoddy electric wire or an unstable foundation, can affect the livability of a home. Here are 14 things that warrant extra attention during your home inspection.