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  • A gas barrier between a garage and a living space.

    While at a home show in Calgary, Marsha asked me to save her from her husband Martin. Actually marriage counselling is as much a part of my business as "divorce dust" is a part of renovation.Martin was doing a wonderful job of building Marsha a professional sewing centre above his new garage/wor...
  • Tempo -- the temporary winter garage.

    No, those are not plastic igloos that you see in the photo above, but temporary winter structures called Tempo. As you can see in the photo, and if you caught the TV show you saw even more, there are Tempos as far as you could see in every direction. Most people use them as a temporary garage, ...
  • Trench Drains in a driveway

    When a driveway slopes down into the house, you need to intercept any and all water flow and carry it away before it gets to the garage. If you don't do this, you will find the concrete pad in the driveway getting into moisture and frost problems, the door freezing to the floor, and the like.You...
  • How to insulate a block garage from the outside.

    Carolyn in Montreal wants to insulate her garage so that she can heat it but it is so narrow that there is no room to do anything on the inside. Can she insulate on the outside?As you can see in the graphic, you can easily put foam insulation of just about any thickness right on the block wall. ...
  • How to keep a garage door from freezing shut.

    Bonnie from Briar Lake, B.C. has a metal door that goes into her garage and it is constantly freezing shut with a little accumulation of ice. What to do? The easiest solution is to put some form of plastic, slippery tape on at least one side of the door or the frame where it freezes. We found ...
  • Will insulating the garage door warm up my bedroom above?

    No. Sorry about that Ken from Oakville, Ontario.If the garage is unheated, insulating the door will not make the room any warmer. Insulation does not make heat it just helps to hold it in. Good weather-stripping on that door may help a little, simply because cold air drafts can wipe the unders...
  • Garage floor sinking

    Don in Oakville Ontario has a garage floor that is sinking in the middle, collecting water from the car and creating a skating rink throughout the winter.One solution would be to leave the concrete alone and put a drain in the middle, not dumping the water just under the slab where it would f...
  • How big should a steel beam be in a garage?

    John from Hillsdale, Ontario wants to create a storage area in the attic of his garage and wants to know just what he needs to shore it all up. His photos showed that what is there now is not designed to hold any weight at all.The short answer is that he needs to have a contractor or structur...
  • Weather Restrictions: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex Temperature Limitations: Floor and adhesive must be above +18 C (+65 F) prior to application. Rain Limitations: Indoor produc...
  • Weather Restrictions: Concrete - site mixed or delivered.

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Concrete     Product: All site mixed or delivered concrete Temperature Limitations: Use above +2 C (+35 F) Rain Limitations: No rain until surface is firm -- several hours Wind Limitations:  n/a ...