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Help Your Deck Live a Long, Happy Life

DEAR HAMMER: We recently bought a home that had to have the deck in the back completely replaced — the wood was not just weather-beaten, but rotted and unsafe. How can I keep the new deck looking good for a long time to come? I want to the keep the Continue reading →

Major Home Repairs Tough on Seniors

DEAR HAMMER: My front porch is in pretty bad shape, with holes in the floor boards and one of the corner posts looking like it’s about to fall. The city has already been by once and warned me about it — next time I’ll get a fine. But I’m on Continue reading →