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DEAR TIM: I know you’ve answered others about how to restore damaged concrete. That’s not my issue. I must pour a new sidewalk, driveway and patio and I want it to last. I don’t want it to spall. I don’t want it to crack if possible, and I want it to be maintenance free so […]

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Tim Carter invites you to enter a FUN CONTEST. Guess when all the ice and snow in his cul-de-sac will disappear! The winner gets a 9.2-pound container of Stain Solver. Click here to cast your vote.

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Ready for some fun? (See note below - Contest was open for entries from March 27, 2014 until April 15, 2014) You get to guess what day the LAST of the snow is gone from the cul-de-sac at the top of my driveway. Right now there's a massive pile. Check the picture below, then watch […]

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DEAR TIM: I was at a spring home show and saw a few displays that featured beautiful stone. When I asked about what type of stone it was, the man said it was colored and textured concrete. I wasn’t prepared for that answer! Are these products durable and DIY friendly? This stone would be a […]

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Think about this. It's the day after St. Patrick's Day - March 18, 2014. There are still 4-foot piles of snow surrounding my driveway. Up at the top of my drive in the cul-de-sac you can find 8-foot piles of snow and ice 3-feet thick sticking on the side of the ledge! It's going to […]

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I've written about pothole repair for years. The trick, in your driveway, is to undercut the edges of the pothole like a dentist repairs a cavity in your tooth. The dentist undercuts the hole so the bottom of the hole is bigger than the top. When the amalgam filling is compacted and hardens, it can't […]

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DEAR TIM: The official start of Spring is just days away. I’ve been putting it off for years, but I’m finally going to build an outdoor shed. My garage is so full of junk I long ago gave up parking my car in it. I see the pre-built sheds in the parking lots of the […]

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