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Question: How can I fix my cracked Tongue & Groove ceiling board?
I have a Tongue and Groove ceiling and there is a crack in one of the boards. Question from Josh: Can I fix this? Should I be concerned? This is a really, really good question. And a very important question. Josh actually sent me a picture and showed me exactly what...read more
Question: Which are the Best Insulation and Vapor Barrier Upgrades?
"We are converting our garage into a heated space family room, the area that we are closing off in front of the door is 26' x 8 1/2'. Here is the Question from Rachel"Can you tell me what type and number insulation would I need to buy for Georgia and how much do I...read more
Question: Can I Convert Copper To Pex without creating Electrolysis?
Matt's remodeling his bathroom, and he wants to know how to convert from copper to plastic piping, better known as Pex. He puts it as PVC, but it's called Pex. So here's his situation... Hey, I am remodeling my bathroom, and I have old copper piping from my show...read more
Question: I Need to Bid out New Construction. How should I measure?
Question from Angela:How do I Measure Exterior Square Footage for Billing Purpose? Getting an accurate measurement of a new or existing home is very important... Welcome to AskTheContractors.com. I'm your host, Todd Bird. Thanks for joining me. Well, I know in...read more
Question: Replacing and Repairing Dry Rot Damaged Rim Joist
I have some sections of rim joists that need replacing and repairing at my home. The sill plate appears to be fine in all locations. James is here with his Question: Can a 4-foot section of rotten rim joist be fixed by simply using blocks? And, if I need to contact a...read more
Question: Sealing to Protect Granite and Quartz Countertops
I have a Quartz countertop installed in a bathroom. It is a solid surface product, so I was not expecting an unfinished underside, much like granite. This is the Question: Can you explain why the underside would be finished this way? Is there anything I could do to...read more