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  • How do you weatherproof things under a deck?

    We got Bill from Washago, Ontario on the phone to talk about his desire to stop the water from going through his deck onto his Lawnboy. He was thinking about putting some kind of water proof membrane over the joists under the deck boards.The problem with this is that there is not enough of a slo...
  • A trench to divert water inside the basement.

    Brian from Cornwall, Ontario just bought a house and when it rains heavily, it flows in the basement. Someone recommended that he dig a trench inside the basement to drain the water away.First of all, see if simply landscaping sloping away from the house, and rain gutters and downspouts away fro...
  • Repairing rust holes in a rain gutter

    Jim from London, Ontario writes: "I have a 30 year old home and the metal gutters have never been replaced. Certain sections seem to have rusted through and have developed pin to dime size holes that leak. I have tried to patch them but nothing seems to stop these small holes from re-occurring....
  • Downspouts

    Downspouts bring water down from the rain gutters but you must not let them just dump the water near the house, or you could have leakage problems in your basement. We showed two gadgets to help out.For downspouts that are fed directly into the foundation weeping tiles, the Easy-Clean system ...
  • How to improve rain gutter drainage.

    James has water that spills out of one corner of his rain gutters where there is no downspout. And the downspout that goes into the weeping tiles often overflows.It could be that the slope of the rain gutters is not steep enough to drain away the water, or that the size of the rain gutter is t...
  • Improving balcony drainage

    Margaret has a balcony over a porch and has had some house movement. The water no longer flows off over the edge, but pools back near the house. She is looking for some way to solve the problem without having to rebuild the balcony.Years ago a company on the west coast made an outdoor carpet...
  • Today's coppersmith works much like his ancestors did.

    It is amazing what can be made out of copper, and perhaps even more amazing to discover that still today there exist coppersmiths, plying their trade with many of the same tools used hundreds of years ago. We think of copper today as fancy hoods over kitchen ranges or even copper roofs, particul...
  • All kinds of water flow problems.

    Several viewers are complaining about low water pressure in old houses. Old steel pipe tends to collect corrosion and calcium on the walls, enough to slowly choke off the flow of water. A look at the graphic shows what happens to water flow compared to a clean new 1/2 inch pipe. When it becomes r...
  • New rain gutters with a built in leaf guard.

    Leafs and other debris clogging up the rain gutters can be the death of a roof. On a one story bungalow you can pretty easily keep those gutters clean but when things are higher up, or you have a lot of mature trees in the yard, it can be a big maintenance task. If you have tried any of the scree...
  • Shields for Rain Gutters

    One of the most successful, but most expensive ways to keep leaves out of rain gutters is to place a solid shield over the top.  Using the principle of surface tension of water, the water flows over the shield and wraps around its outside curve.  That curve extends out over the rain gutter itsel...