Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam
People are always asking remodeling contractors, “Can I remove this wall?” And the answer is, “Yes, any wall can be removed. But there are a lot…
Mineral Wool Insulation is Making a Comeback. Here's Why
Mineral wool has been around for decades, is widely used in Canada and Europe and is making a comeback in the United States. It's made by…
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Foundation Insulation Panels
Insulate and dress up bare foundation walls using coated rigid insulation. Use termite resistant insulation for termite infested regions.
Wall & Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks
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How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall
Cracks in basement walls are common, but they can also be a sign of a weaken wall. We'll tell you how to handle this potentially dangerous…
Create a Faux Stone Accent Wall
You can transform any room with a stunning stone accent wall like this. Modern materials and methods allow you to create the look of a…
Mount a Flat Screen TV With Wall Anchors
Flat screen TVs are too heavy and too expensive to take chances with. If you can't catch the stud when you're hanging the bracket, there's only…
Removing Mold From Walls
Persistent mold on a wall near an inside corner may be due to an insulation problem in the corner framing. Here's how to find it and fix it.
Level Hanging: Hang Artwork and Wall-hangings Straight and Level
Learn how to hang pictures, heavy mirrors, keyhole shelves and quilts so that they're always straight, level and rock solid, no matter where you…
How to Build a Wainscoted Wall
Elegant, traditional wainscoting looks like an intimidating project, but with this simple, easy-to-assemble design even a moderately skilled…
How to Repair Plaster
Repair sagging, cracking plaster walls and avoid the mess of demolition. With plaster washers and wide fiberglass mesh, old plaster walls can be…