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Basement waterproofing: solutions for wet basements

Basement waterproofing: solutions for wet basements

Solving wet basement problems. Information about exterior membrane and interior French drain waterproofing systems.
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Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

A brief explanation about the podcast schedule and a request for your help to make the Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast the best it can be.
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Ep 39: Good enough is good enough for now

Ep 39: Good enough is good enough for now

Until you can afford a major renovation, do you live with what you have or can you justify spending money on something destined for the landfill?
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Ep. 38: The Tale of the Door

Ep. 38: The Tale of the Door

This is the tale of our new front door, from the sale to installation to service and the mistakes that were made along the way by the parties
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Ep 37: The meaning of making

Ep 37: The meaning of making

A response to an article on Mashable "11 DIY videos absolutely no one asked for." So, why do makers make what they make the way they make anyway?
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Ep 36: Over and Under Improving

Ep 36: Over and Under Improving

Spending too much money, pricing yourself out of the market, or not spending enough money, hurting your property value. And whether it really matters.
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Cost of Wood versus Metal Stud Framing

Comparing the cost of framing with steel studs versus wood.
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Ep 35: H2Woes- Fixing Wet Basements

Ep 35: H2Woes- Fixing Wet Basements

In this episode of the podcast, we look at two popular waterproofing methods plus the steps you can take to avoid such drastic measures to solve your wet basment problems.
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Ep 34: The wild and wacky world of drywall

Ep 34: The wild and wacky world of drywall

Making sense of the different types of drywall, drywall compound, mesh vs paper tape and drywall tools.
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Ep 33: Year in Review 2018

Ep 33: Year in Review 2018

An election, a TV show and a board game. Looking back at news topics that as a homeowner, I found to be significant or interesting.
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Ep 32: Money woes and DIY dilemmas

Ep 32: Money woes and DIY dilemmas

In this podcast episode, I look at how we so quickly maxed out our credit cards and how saving $600 by DIYing a project could potentially cost much more.
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Ep 31: Tales from the Open House

Ep 31: Tales from the Open House

Looking back at some of the more memorable open houses I attended and some of the mistakes that were made.
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