Spiders In Kentucky – The Brown Recluse
Spiders In Kentucky | Home Inspection Stories | Safety

Spiders In Kentucky – The Brown Recluse

BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER IN KENTUCKY Brown Recluse Spiders in Kentucky– To some of us, they are the things nightmares are made of.  Some folks freeze in fear at the sight of one. They can make you produce blood-curdling screams and throw shoes at a wall.  Spiders.  Eight-Legged Freaks.  Demons from Hell.  Call them what you…

Failed Manufactured Stone and Brick Veneer on New Construction Home.
ACMV Manufactured Stone Siding | Brick Veneer | Building it Correctly | Stories from the trenches

Failed Manufactured Stone and Brick Veneer on New Construction Home.

This new construction home suffered catastrophic water damage from a failed MSV and brick veneer installation. The scale of this damage led to a buyback from the builder, and we were able to see first hand how quickly things fall apart from water damage. You won’t believe what happened at home.

How to Fix A Loose Screw in a Hinge or Door
DIY | Home Repair

How to Fix A Loose Screw in a Hinge or Door

First off, let’s get this straight. If you have a screw loose, I can’t help you with that, and welcome the club!  If you have a loose screw, we can fix that.  This trick will work on any wood surface where a screw is loose or the hole is stripped out to the point that the screw…

ACMV-Manufactured Stone Veneer- The Next Big Problem in Construction
ACMV Manufactured Stone Siding | Building it Correctly | Home Inspection Stories | Home Repair | New Construction | Stories from the trenches | The way it is

ACMV-Manufactured Stone Veneer- The Next Big Problem in Construction

LEAKING MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER CREATES MOISTURE PROBLEMS In 2012, I was called in by a homeowner here in Louisville, Kentucky, to look at his 2-year-old custom-built home.  The family had tried to hang curtain rods on the front wall, and they discovered that their drywall was too wet and mushy to hold a plastic wall…

DIY Guide To Blown-In Attic Insulation
Attic Insulation | Building it Correctly | DIY | Home Repair

DIY Guide To Blown-In Attic Insulation

ATTIC INSULATION MATERIAL OPTIONS There are many choices available for you when it comes to attic insulation. Let’s take a quick look at the most popular ones, and discuss the pros and cons of each type. SPRAY FOAM INSULATION – If you have the money to pay for spray foam in your attic, then you…

Leaking Manufactured Stone & Leaking Windows Halt Progress on Custom Built Home
ACMV Manufactured Stone Siding | Building it Correctly | New Construction | Stories from the trenches

Leaking Manufactured Stone & Leaking Windows Halt Progress on Custom Built Home

A botched stone veneer install on this new construction home has stopped all progress as the homeowners try to figure out their next move. I travel 600 miles to Arkansas and help solve their problems of poorly installed manufactured stone veneer.