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Ask This Old House: Repairing A Crack In An Asphalt Walkway; Getting Rid Of Mold

Airs Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Pictured (l-r): Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and ASK THIS OLD HOUSE host Kevin O'Connor.

The ASK THIS OLD HOUSE team travels to homeowners' doorsteps and personally tackles viewer home improvement problems.

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ASK THIS OLD HOUSE is looking for tips on repairs, remodeling, tools, and materials. We'll choose tips to be highlighted on the website, on our television program, or in an issue of our magazine. Submit your tips.

In addition to making house calls, host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and various guest experts walk viewers through home improvement techniques and review the latest products.

In this episode, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks “What is it?” Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner get rid of the mold in her attic.

Full episodes of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE are available for online viewing.

What Is It? Ask This Old House is seeking unusual-looking objects. Got a strange tool or product related to home improvement? Now is your chance to stump the guys! Send your "What is it?" to the following address: This Old House Productions, Inc., Attn: What is it?, PO Box 130, Concord, MA 01742.

Please note that objects are non-returnable and must not weigh more than 20 pounds. If your object appears on the show, you'll receive an ASK This Old House t-shirt.

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creatricks | April 28, 2012 at 2:39 p.m. ― 4 years, 11 months ago

I love your show, although I live in an apartment, I've given pointers to several friends and family memebers that I learned on your show.

I am a grandmother, and mother of 4 daughters. Since we, as a family, are predominantly female , I am sensative to any programs that neglect to portray women in a positive manner.

I have noticed that your show rarely, if ever depicts women in positions of importance, unless they are the owners of houses being worked on, while even then they merely stand by and affirm the males expertise. I know there are women out there fully capable of filling these roles, so why are the experts invited in to do the work always men?

For the sake of little girls everywhere, please stop typecasting women in subservient roles. I would prefer you have no women on your show at all, after all you don't need them, to my girls watching women being essentially window dressing.
Keep up the good work,

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