This one-stop resource provides everything homeowners need to know about maintaining their home and property as well as preventing costly problems down the road. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photos, difficulty ratings, and a listing of the necessary tools. Readers will also find advice on what tools and materials to keep on hand, and tips on when to call and how to work with professionals. Sidebars, tips, and techniques from a veteran contractor make this an indispensable addition to every homeowner's library.
* Coverage includes roof, chimney, and gutters; plumbing system; heating and cooling system; electrical system; floors, walls, and doors; windows; basements; driveways, walkways, and patios
* Outdoor coverage includes lawn, flower beds, bushes, fences, and trees