Homeowner Tool Review: Toro Ultra Blower Vac Leaf Blower

Among the many “joys” of home ownership is the never-ending cycle of home maintenance. Since fall is the time when many homeowners find their lawns and driveways buried under a thick layer of brown, red, and gold, I thought it would be worthwhile to post a brief review of the Toro Ultra Blower Vac that […]

Pro Tip: LeakFrog to the Rescue

Sorry, no time for a substantive post today. Dealing with a leak a section of my home’s sewer line that runs right under the platform the previous home owner built to hold the water heater. Thankfully, when water started pouring out of a failed joint last night, the LeakFrog I had placed in that area […]

Contractors & Tradesmen APB: what’s going on in the trenches?

Speaking of economics, I’d like to hear from people who are in the trades: small general contractors, electricians, plumbers, siders, framers, painters, masonry/hardscapes, landscapers, flooring installers, heat/HVAC contractors, small remodeling contractors, etc.. I spoke recently with a client of ours who is an electrician and the individual mentioned that there were recent incidences of builders […]