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69 How-Tos From Tim Hockenberry

  1. 11. How to Secure a Sliding House

    These step-by-step instructions show how to secure a sliding house by backfilling under the deck, securing the deck posts and building ...

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $15000 to $25000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 12. How to Fix Creaky, Unstable Stairs

    Home Inspector Rick Yeager explains how to fix creaky, unstable stairs and to secure a safety railing.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 13. How to Fix Creaky Floors

    Home Inspector Rick Yeager explains how to fix creaky floors.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 14. How to Fix a Leaking Sump Pump

    Leaking sump pumps can be smelly and unsanitary. Learn how to clean a sump pump, prevent leaks and sanitize the floor with these step-b...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 15. How to Repair a Water-Damaged Wall

    Complete instructions for replacing a badly rotted window, including repairing cracks, replacing drywall and sealing the window.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 16. How to Seal a Cracked Vent

    Learn how to seal a cracked roof vent with these basic step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 17. How to Fix a Water Heater Gas Leak

    Flexible brass gas lines on water heaters have a high failure rate and immediate correction is a crucial safety measure. Here are a few...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 18. How to Repair Damaged Plaster Walls

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to easily repair a damaged plaster wall.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 19. How to Add New Flashing

    The seal between the chimney and the roof can be a potential site for leaks if water doesn't shed away properly. Here are some basic st...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 20. How to Re-Caulk a Bathtub

    Re-caulking the bathtub or shower is an easy way to fix any seals that are broken or cracked, and it will help prevent mildew build-up...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

About Tim Hockenberry

Tim Hockenberry has been a professional home inspector for more than 12 years and in that time has inspected more than 6,000 houses.

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