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Ask the Builder

Summary: Ask the Builder home improvement podcast by Syndicated Columnist and National Award-Winning Builder and Remodeler Tim Carter. Tim calls homeowners and solves their problems. Plus a story from Tim's building past is sure to satisfy!

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Podcasts:

 NP004 IRWIN® NextGen VISE-GRIP® Locking Pliers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:32

Tim Carter, AsktheBuilder.com founder, discusses the new IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Fast Release™ pliers with Irwin product manager Matt Grella. More information on VISE-GRIP® locking pliers can be found here:www.irwin.com

 40: Gravel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:18

Ask the Builder podcast 40 is the 12th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim explores the nuances of boring gravel. But wait, it’s important for you to know what gravel to use where and when!

 39: Drain Tile | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:28

Ask the Builder podcast 39 is the 11th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about drain tile and why it’s so very important. Mess this up and you’re going to have a covered swimming pool in your basement!

 38: Dampproofing and Waterproofing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:14

Ask the Builder podcast 38 is the 10th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim discusses why you need to either dampproof or waterproof your new foundation.

 37: Reinforcing Steel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:31

Ask the Builder podcast 38 is the 10th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim discusses why you need to either dampproof or waterproof your new foundation.

 36: Poured Concrete Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:18

Ask the Builder podcast 36 is the 8th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about why poured concrete is the go-to foundation for most homes.

 35: Foundation Types | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:58

Ask the Builder podcast 35 is the 7th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about the different types of foundations you can have for your new home.

 34: Footing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:32

Ask the Builder podcast 34 is the 6th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about why a footing, or footer, is the most important structural part of your new home. You don’t want your builder to goof this up

 33: Crawlspace or Full Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:05

Ask the Builder podcast 33 is the 5th in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about what is the better foundation - a crawlspace or full foundation. You might be stunned to discover a full foundation is not that much more expensive.

 NP003 Smart Control Gas Gan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:03

Tim Carter, the founder of AsktheBuilder.com, shares his feelings about the new Smart Control user-friendly gas can. He chats with Dan Marshall, VP of Marketing for the Scepter Company that created this fantastic gas can you’re going to love.

 32: Foundation Height Above Grade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:53

Ask the Builder podcast 32 is the fourth podcast in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about the foundation height above grade of your new home. It’s extremely important that your house foundation is well above the soil around your home to prevent leakage and water issues.

 31: Frost Line | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:41

Ask the Builder podcast 31 is the third podcast in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about the frost line in the soil under your home. You’ll discover how and why frost can cause severe structural damage to your new home.

 30: Stake Out House Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:30

Ask the Builder podcast 30 is the second podcast in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about what is involved when you stake out a house foundation and what the benefits are.

 29: House Plans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:26

Ask the Builder podcast 29 is the first podcast in a large series that follows the construction of Tim Carter’s daughter’s new home in Downeast Maine. In this podcast, Tim talks about why house plans and specifications (specs) are so important. Great house plans and specs will save you lots of money and anguish.

 28: Roof Flashing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:46

Ask the Builder podcast 28 features Tim Carter talking about roof flashing. The vast majority of roof leaks happen at roof flashings. You can have a productive conversation with your roofer if you understand what a roof flashing is and how it is part of your roof. Great articles, photos and videos about roof flashings can be found at AsktheBuilder.com.

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