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Host Todd Bird answers your questions and highlights his endorsed & trusted Contractor Pros on the topics of Home Improvement and Renovation.

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Host Todd Bird answers your questions and highlights his endorsed & trusted Contractor Pros on the topics of Home Improvement and Renovation.

    Renovating a Historic Home

    Renovating a Historic Home

    I’m thinking about buying a small historic New England (1800) colonial in need of great repair. Want to restore it and update the inside. What do we need to look for before taking on the project and buying the home? Is it better to inspect the house with a contractor, an inspector, an Architect, or […]

    • 14 min
    Wood Split Question Load-bearing

    Wood Split Question Load-bearing

    Question from Roy I’m building a sauna. I have never framed anything before but have done a bunch of reading and research on it so far. It’s 4ft x 5ft x 6.5feet (interior dimensions). All walls are load-bearing. So, I was framing my first wall and a split started to form near the end of the […]

    • 6 min
    Floating Concrete Self-leveling base Question

    Floating Concrete Self-leveling base Question

    Here is the question from C.H.: I have a contractor telling me that I do not need a floating cement system over an old concrete slab before installing tile on the floor. Is this true? Well, I haven’t seen your floor, but if it’s an older floor the best way to put tile over an […]

    • 6 min
    Covid housing, Bathroom tips, Listener Questions

    Covid housing, Bathroom tips, Listener Questions

    Are you thinking about starting a project? The housing economy is still on fire and a lot of people are going to be remodeling their homes in the next year. So that’s why you want to go to my website. I’m your host Todd Bird. How’s everyone doing today? This is where we cut through […]

    • 56 min
    Stone Backing for Fireplace mantle

    Stone Backing for Fireplace mantle

    I am trying to install a faux stone veneer around a TV Mount and a Fireplace on an interior drywall wall. Here is the question from Sara: What kind of Stone should I use for this project? This is a very common question we receive with interior remodels. I am going to answer it right […]

    • 5 min
    Retrofit Windows on a Manufactured Home

    Retrofit Windows on a Manufactured Home

    Question from Janet: Can you install regular windows (like the ones sold at “Big Box Stores”) in a manufactured home? Well, you know what? I am not exactly sure of the answer to that question. That’s why I rely on my website AskTheContractors.com for reliable subcontractors and contractors. …like Mark Cherry of Cherry Home Improvement. […]

    • 7 min

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