300 episodes

The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.1, 81 Ratings

The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

    Episode #2012: Porch Popularity Surges | Keeping Lawns Healthy During Drought | Solution for Stinky Dishwashers | How to Find & Fix Roof Leaks

    Episode #2012: Porch Popularity Surges | Keeping Lawns Healthy During Drought | Solution for Stinky Dishwashers | How to Find & Fix Roof Leaks

    Porches are the perfect space to enjoy the outdoors, relax and even visit with neighbors from a socially acceptable distance! This may be why front porches are making a big comeback and we’ve got tips on how you can make the most of yours! Plus…

    With generally blistering heat across the nation, are you wondering how to avoid having your yard turn into a dead, dry wasteland? We’ll have the tips on how you can conserve water, restore dead patches and still have a beautiful lawn in summer including the ONE thing you should never do!

    Have you ever found a leak after a major rainstorm but just can’t seem to pinpoint where it’s coming from? We’ll share some tricks of the trade to help you find the sources of roof leaks BEFORE they lead to any serious damage.

    Dishwashers do a great job of cleaning your dishes but dishwashers can turn stinky quickly if they are not properly maintained. We walk you through that project.

     Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about installing a dedicated electrical outlet, making an attic space livable, repairing a popcorn ceiling, getting rid of grubs in your lawn, repairing a sticking door.
    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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    • 37 min
    Episode # 2011: Tips for Tackling Multiple Projects | Energy Saving Windows | Uses for Leftover Paint

    Episode # 2011: Tips for Tackling Multiple Projects | Energy Saving Windows | Uses for Leftover Paint

    Is your to-do list getting longer every day? Get tips for tackling several projects at once and save money at the same time! Plus

    If you’ve ever installed ceramic tile, you know that one of the hassles is dealing with the adhesive. Now there’s a much simpler way to install tile – and it can be done without glue, and lets you grout immediately.

    Is this the year you’re ready to replace leaky or drafty windows? With so many competing claims of efficiency, it can be difficult to select windows that work well and save you money. Get tips on the best way to get that project done and be able to enjoy year-round energy savings.

    if you do a lot of home improving you are likely to have a collection of leftover paint – and with a little imagination and creative flair, we show you uses for leftover paint to give your home extra appeal.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, roof repair, finding the leak, cleaning adhesive off the floor, repairing a tub crack, keeping pesty squirrels out of birdhouses, preparing soil for a lawn.
    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
    Episode #2010: Building Raised Garden Walls | Free-Up Sticking Doors | How to Finish Your Front Door | Upcycling Reno Leftovers

    Episode #2010: Building Raised Garden Walls | Free-Up Sticking Doors | How to Finish Your Front Door | Upcycling Reno Leftovers

    With all the humidity, it’s that time of year when doors swell and get stuck in their openings. We’ve got the easy fix for sticking doors. Plus.
    Before you can add the new you have to get rid of the old – and that can often be a costly part of any home renovation. We’ll share tips to help lighten the load and cut demolition costs

    And we’ll have the how to on a fun garden project – building a raised landscaping wall that useful for creating a ring around a tree or raised garden wall to dress up the front of your home.

    Ready to step up your home’s first impression? We walk you through how-to fix up your wood floors with a fresh coat of finish.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about building a firepit, replacing baseboard heating covers, cleaning jacuzzi jets, leveling floors, how prevent basement flooding by correcting surround of foundation.

    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
    Episode #2009: Selling a Home During COVID-19 | Lawn and Garden How-to’s | Stopping Basement Floods | Kitchen Backsplashes with Tile

    Episode #2009: Selling a Home During COVID-19 | Lawn and Garden How-to’s | Stopping Basement Floods | Kitchen Backsplashes with Tile

    This can be a challenging time for many things and that includes selling your house! If you are planning to do that this summer, Tom and Leslie share the key improvements that need to get done first to nail a quick sale at the highest possible price. Plus…
    This summer, most of us will be spending more time at home and enjoying our outdoor spaces. And for DIY’rs, there’s more interest than ever in updating and maintaining lawns. We get expert tips to help from the team at Troy-Built, a company that’s has been around since 1927 -- when they invented the first gas powered rototiller (and if you are a gardener you are probably sure glad they did!)

     Wet basements are a problem all across the United States, in every climate and every type of home. But while many people think that fixing leaky or damp basement is expensive and complicated – it’s NOT! The easy fix is just ahead.

    One fun kitchen project that can deliver a big impact AND get done in a single weekend, is a new kitchen backsplash. We share ideas on how to do that with tile.

    Plus, we answer your home improvement questions about, replacing shower parts, eliminating basement moisture, determining roof leaks, removing moss from your roof.
    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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    • 40 min
    Episode #2008: Renting Tips for First Timers | Picking the Perfect Garden Shovel | ZERO Maintenance Building Materials | Quick Fixes for Concrete Cracks

    Episode #2008: Renting Tips for First Timers | Picking the Perfect Garden Shovel | ZERO Maintenance Building Materials | Quick Fixes for Concrete Cracks

    Renting your first apartment is a big step that’s both exciting and terrifying all at the same time! Tom & Leslie share expert tips on what to look for before signing a lease to make sure you get all your security deposits back. Plus..

    If you love gardening and landscaping, you might not think there’s much new to know about one of the most common landscaping tools – the shovel. Well, all shovels are not created equal, we’ll explain how they’re made and how to spot a good shovel from a piece of junk.

    If your concrete sidewalks, steps or patio are showing signs of cracks – now would be a great time to get those sealed up while the weather is warm. We’ll have tips on how to what products really stick meaning you won’t have to make the repair again and again, and which won’t – just ahead.

    When it comes to choosing materials for home improvements, building materials that need little to ZERO maintenance is definitely the preferred way to go! We share tips for products that virtually take care of themselves.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about eliminating mold from decks, kitchen cabinets, determining if a bearing wall is holding up your design plans, broken seals on windows, which type of paint is best for which project.
    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
    Episode #2007: Preventing Summer Blackouts | DIY Stone Finishes for Worn Kitchen Countertops | Keep Kids Safe Around Electrical Outlets | Creating Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

    Episode #2007: Preventing Summer Blackouts | DIY Stone Finishes for Worn Kitchen Countertops | Keep Kids Safe Around Electrical Outlets | Creating Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

    With summer thunderstorms, blackouts are becoming more common – which is why now is a good time to think about adding a whole house generator. The costs have come down and the convenience can’t be beat. We’ll share the options and how to find the right size unit for your home just ahead

    If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to transform the look of your kitchen, applying a decorative stone surface to your countertop can do just that. We talk with an expert that’s spent decades developing these DIY finishes for countertops, floors and even pool decks.

    Childproof or tamper resistant outlets have come a long way, and they can help keep kids safe in the home – but even adults from a dangerous accident, we’ll explain the updates.

    Make the most of our outdoor living space by really turning it into a spare room. We walk you through some really easy and fun ways to do just that!

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, painting porch posts, basement floor options, getting rid of squirrels, repair or replace wood deck, resurface or rip out asphalt driveway.
    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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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

SamScramwitch ,

Decent

Good show. Well put together. A lot of product advertisement but a lot of substance as well.

On the most recent episode they recommend Rust-oleum's "Restore" deck paint, which is the worst product on the market as many people are aware (look it up). Instead, I'd recommend SW's "SuperDeck."

Good show. Leslie's voice is hot too.

my new BFF's ,

Easy listening

I like to listen but it drives me crazy that they play the same calls (literally the same call) on different podcast episodes.

sheriff_j ,

Repetitious content

Practically every episode answers a call about a wet basement and the answer is always about gutters and drainage. LOTS of sponsor plugs.

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