Home Improvement with Jon Eakes
August 2, 201408/02/14
Topic: Eaves troughs too small; Slab slopped towards House -- Toping to change the slope - Slab Jacking to raise the slope; Painting outdoor metal; How to reshingle a roof and contraty to what I said on the radio - you DO NOT need to remove that...
July 26, 2014
Topics: Installing a telephone shower head; How to stop air drafts through a sliding window pane in a door; Filling holes in decks; Thermal windows fogging; Efflorescence on a basement floor; Hiring a contractor; New window or tile the walls first;...
July 19, 2014
Topics: Rust-Oleum Restore 10X for Decks - new rules for a very thick coating: Removing Efflorescence from brick; Repainting a metal roof; Super Adherent primers for glossy surfaces; Repairing a down slopped driveway, or fill it in; Cottage over a...
12 July, 2014
Topics: Refinishing walkway limestone damaged by acid cleaning; Fixing a finish on concrete steps -- Polyurethane; Asphalt driveway rebuild; Rain delays for staining a deck- check my Weather tab; Dealing with aluminum wiring; How to anchor cyclone...
5 July, 2014
Topics: Chimney crown maintenance; Raising a concrete slab, slab jacking with foam; Bathroom fan not working; Basement crack fix from outside; Sealing heritage windows; Looking for double hung windows; Wall insulation in basement; retaining wall...
June 28, 2014
Topics: DIY Electrical in Quebec; Poly B plumbing pipe; Roof ventilation; Central air conditioning not working well; Roof vent choices - Ridge vents; Driveway drain freezing; Mixed recomendations for Pyrite; Water powered sump pump.
June 14, 2014
Topics: Choosing between air conditioning vs a heat pump; Choosing between Asphalt gravel vs elastomeric flat top roofing; Can I use a heat pump with electrical heating; Buying windows; Wood deck prep for re-coating; What is the difference between a...
June 7, 2014
Topics: Asphalt bubbles on roof; Use of termite proof panels for new roof; Preventing spots on granit counter; Mouse infestation in old house; Parts for evaporative coolers; Review of LED lighting; Solar pool heating in Montreal.
May 31, 2014
Topics: Insulating a slab foundation: Removing a dead chimney; Irrigation system is whistling; Heat Pump installations; 18 year old oil tank needs replacing; Increasing the water level in the toilet bowl; Changing window weather-stripping; TPO roofing...
May 24, 2014
Topics: Humidity in basement with half dirt exposed crawl space; Firestone roofing for residential flat roof; No weeping holes in brick wall; New balcony on back of house too expensive; Asphalt Gravel flat roof - repair or replace; Plastic on concrete...
May 17, 2014
Topics: Bad finish on front door trim; Toilet always blocking; Cutting and reinforcing roof structure for Fakro stair to attic; Air sealing a bathroom exhaust fan; Bottom tiles wet in bathtub shower after reno; Foundation crack repair technique;...
May 10, 2014
Topics: House noises and plaster cracks; Fix a hole in vinyl siding; How often to check a chimney; Cedar deck stain; Fluid Film - non-toxic lubricant; Sump pump switch; Damp crawl space under Bunglo on rock; Old poorly built roof space; Tri-Energy...
May 3, 2014
Topics: Creating a column footing to shed water -- creating a caluking socket; Basement flood clean-up and back-flow valves; Bathtub reglazing is chipping; Maintenence on a foundation perimiter drain; Attic Insulation near the soffits; DIY spray foam;...
April 26, 2014
Topics: Topings for concrete steps - TexNov; Hydrolic backwater valve for basement backflow control; Wall Air Barrier Vapour Barriers: Patching a leaking tub drain; Efflorescence on the basement floor; Poor brick work; Condensation on bedroom ceiling;...
April 12, 2014
Topics: Replace a flat roof; Moving gate posts; Mice in house; Toilet often blocked; Ceramic tile decoloration; Vapour barrier paint; Cleaning rusted iron railings; Two year old house plumbing problems; What are Plans and Specifications. and for...
April 5, 2014
Topics: Heating system not consistent; Which basement insulation to use; Fence posts are leaning; Garage drain to house drain freezing; Driveway border and Pressure Treated Wood; Saber sump pump pit and frost free discharge above ground; Hot water...
March 22, 2014
Topics: Electrical furnace controls not working consistently; Balancing air flow in an air exchanger; Changing kitchen floorings; Ceiling leak -- roof or light fixture; Refinishing floors without sanding; Cutting a kitchen exhaust duct through a...
March 15, 2014
Topics: Fix foundation wall leak or landscaping; Fairly new house with half the floor sloping; Ridge vent letting snow into the attic; Asphalt shingles stored outdoors throughout the winter; Hardwood floor contraction; Heat Pump replacement, check...
March 8, 2014
Topics: Ungluing roofing flashings from a roof; Creating heating zones with hot water heating; Cleaning stains off of a black marble kitchen floor; Acting on high hydro bills; Switch electrical breakers before changing the clocks for daylight savings;...
February 15, 2014
Topics: Good snow shovels; Crack in foundation; Floor problems from water leak; Town House roof leaking; Lights burning out often; Toilet; Vinyl siding patching a hole; Solar heat; Heating air circulation; Granet top counter jointing.
- Montreal, QC
1717 boulevard René-Lévesque Est