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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?”  It doesn’t have to be that way!  We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete

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    • 4.1 • 113 Ratings

Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?”  It doesn’t have to be that way!  We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

    Natural In-Ground Pools | New-Tech Waterproof Flooring | How to Attach a Flag

    Natural In-Ground Pools | New-Tech Waterproof Flooring | How to Attach a Flag

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    If you’d love to have a backyard swimming spot, we share a cool option over traditional chlorine pools; natural in-ground pools that are pond-like, gorgeous and earth-friendly options. 

    Looking for a new floor that’s beautiful, durable and totally waterproof? We found it! It’s called Duravana and made using stone hybrid technology. We’ll share more about this affordable new flooring technology.

    Memorial Day Weekend is here. And along with barbecues and pool openings, we honor the service and sacrifices of our troops. That’s why now is a good time to display your patriotism by flying the flag. We’ll share tips, including how to attach flagpole brackets to a wide variety of siding materials.

     
    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:

    Roy wants to know the best way to put in a walkway for his yard and if it’s a DIY project?

    Michelle in Alabama is having a mold issue just above her baseboard.

    Sage from New York is having a minute long delay for his outside faucet to turn on.

    Selena in Tennessee wants to know if she needs to replace her supply price if she is replacing all of her drainpipes.

    Moshe from Ohio wants to know if there is a caulking silicone that will last longer than a year.

    Andrea in Ontario has black mold behind her sink that she can’t get rid of.

    Anthony from New York has a stucco chimney that is starting to break off.

    Heidi in North Carolina wants to know if she can move the fuse box inside and how to find someone to finish converting a sub panel.

    Carol from Oregon has rusty well water corroding her toilets.

    Margaret in Virginia has a rusty cast iron tub she would like to restore.

     
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
     
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    • 38 min
    Easy Way to Build Outdoor Kitchen | Stop Bird Strikes | Quick Cleanups for Dirty Concrete

    Easy Way to Build Outdoor Kitchen | Stop Bird Strikes | Quick Cleanups for Dirty Concrete

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    Building an outdoor kitchen may be on your “someday” list. But someday could be today thanks to a new type of very affordable modular brick. Find out how building a complete outdoor kitchen could be as easy as stacking blocks.

    It’s always nice to hear the sounds of birds around your home - unless it’s he sound of a bird crashing into your window! Bird strikes are surprisingly common. We’ll share tips on how to protect your feathered friends.

    If your Spring Cleaning includes power washing stained concrete surfaces, we’ll share a sealer you can use to protect against a wide variety of stains and more.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:

    Mike in Vermont needs advice to deal with his deck stain that is starting to peel.

    Dana has picture windows where the glazing is starting to come undone.

    John from Virginia wants to know what he can do to hide the rust on his standing seam metal roof.

    Joan in Montana is looking to make an enclosed addition to her home and wants tips for building it.

    Jeff from South Carolina has a feral cat problem terrorizing his backyard.

    Renee in Delaware has a sump pump that’s making some worrisome noises and wants to know what the cause might be.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 39 min
    Landscaped Privacy Screens | Best Woods for New Deck | Catch Leaks-in-the-Making

    Landscaped Privacy Screens | Best Woods for New Deck | Catch Leaks-in-the-Making

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    Want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in your backyard but keep OUT of the public eye? Tom and Leslie share the best ways to plant privacy screens as a natural option over fencing.

    Building a new deck is a great way to start really enjoying your outdoor spaces, but what exactly is the right TYPE of wood to use? We walk you through the four most common options to help you chose the best decking at a great price.

    By the time most of us spot a roof leak, the water is usually dripping through a ceiling somewhere. But roof leaks actually start forming a LOT earlier than that. Find out how to catch leaks-in-the-making.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:

    Justina needs help identifying whether she has carpenter ants or termites.

    Paul from Hawaii needs help getting rid of a strong mildew smell under a granite countertop sink.

    Eloise in North Carolina has a problem with squirrels eating away on her home.

    Ken from North Dakota needs advice on how to choose the best attic vents for his house.

    Debbie in Arkansas wants to know how to remove liquid nails from exposed brick walls.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 38 min
    How to Build a Butterfly Garden | Big Paint Projects Made Easy | Fun Spring Flooring Trends

    How to Build a Butterfly Garden | Big Paint Projects Made Easy | Fun Spring Flooring Trends

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    Butterflies are one of the best parts of spring and summer and attracting them to your means you’ll have an army of pollinators working hard in your garden. We share the top 5 flowers that will encourage them to make your home, their home.

    Are you ready to take on a big paint project this Spring like a deck, a fence or even the entire exterior of your house? It’s become a lot easier to do. We walk you through new high-efficiency airless paint sprayers. 

    Right about now we are in the middle of the Spring flooring season, a time when new products, patterns and colors emerge and establish trends for years to come. We'll share insight on what’s new, what’s next and what’s trending in flooring for the season.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:

    Alan from Tennessee has a cracked driveway he needs to patch.

    Jane in Washington DC needs a eco-friendly, non-toxic rug.

    Tonya from North Carolina has a door sill and jamb that is starting to rot.

    Kirk in California wants to know how to preserve an older patio.

    Kimberly from Texas needs to repair a leak in her metal roof.

    John in Florida wants to know the best product for weatherstripping fiberglass double doors.

    Pat from Iowa is wondering if it’s possible to paint aluminum siding?

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 38 min
    Easiest Way to Build Your Outdoor Kitchen | DIY Storm Prevention | Best Anti-Slip Product

    Easiest Way to Build Your Outdoor Kitchen | DIY Storm Prevention | Best Anti-Slip Product

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    Outdoor kitchens have never been more popular -- but cooking and dining outside require special recipes of their own. We’ll have tips for easiest way to build an amazing outdoor kitchen.

    Spring storms can turn everyday objects into projectiles that can-do serious damage to your home. Learn how a DIY inspection that can help you spot small repairs before they grow into big problems.

    Did you know that slips and falls cause more than 1 million visits to the emergency room each year? We’ll share a super durable new anti-slip products that can make both indoor and outdoor surfaces safer and more attractive.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:

    Kelly from Texas wants to know how to properly vent his attic.

    Dawn in Florida is curious how to retexture her ceiling.

    Charles from Ohio needs durable landscaping that can handle his dogs.

    Cynthia in New York wants to know what the correct price should be for waterproofing.

    Olen from North Carolina is wondering if PEX or ONIX piping is better for his radiant flooring.

    Judy in Florida has wants to restore her laminate countertop.

    David from Texas has rotting wood siding towards the bottom of his house and needs a replacement.

    Gayla in Washington is looking for cooling solutions for her home.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 38 min
    Fast Start to a Healthy Green Lawn | State of the Pro Report | Deck Staining Tips

    Fast Start to a Healthy Green Lawn | State of the Pro Report | Deck Staining Tips

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    Are you green with envy over your neighbor’s lush lawn? We’ll share tips to help you catch up and get started on a healthy green lawn.

    In their first ever State of the Pro Report, Lowes polled their pros to learn which projects are in demand for 2022, shifts in projects being completed by DIY vs. Pros. The result offer a great roadmap for both pros and the consumers who are planning projects this year

    Spring cleaning isn’t just for indoor rooms. Now is also the time to spruce up a favorite outdoor room—your deck, we share deck cleaning tips.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:

    Rob in Iowa has a cedar trim deck that he is trying to paint and is considered about the boards not matching the rest of the deck.

    Sandy from Pennsylvania is trying to figure out which is the best type of garage to build with her colonial.

    Steven in Texas is looking for a formaldehyde and VOC free kitchen cabinets.

    Merilyn from Louisiana found pet stains under her carpeting and needs advice cleaning them.

    Gary in Hawaii wants to split electricity between two fixtures.

    Hugo wants to know the best HVAC to replace his 30 year old one.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

anonymousdetroit ,

Feels a little like an infomercial

I probably won’t stop listening. I’ve learned things along the way. However the questions and answers feel targeted to fit a particular product they just happen to recommend. They are not eco-conscious. The amount of plastic products they recommend is infuriating to me!

Sixflagsguy ,

Great listen to learn more about homes and different products

I love listening to The Money Pit! It’s shows are very informative and provide a plethora of knowledge about homes and different conditions/products. It’s something easy to listen to that is informative and can help make my home safer and well maintained.

CNJKevin ,

Great for new homeowners!

I listen to their hits on WCBS 880 AM in the NYC market. I was so glad to find their podcast and I’m regular listener. Both became more relevant for me as a purchased my first home!

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