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Thanks so much for submitting your information as a part of my survey. I truly believe that your information will help put pressure on manufacturers to create a better product. If you're not subscribed to my FREE newsletter, you should. CLICK HERE to subscribe. When I compile my investigative report about what I feel is […]

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Teresa Schenck has a rotten wood threshold at her home in Bettendorf, Iowa. Here's what she sent me: "As you can see, this piece of wood at my back door is rotting. It is about 1.5-2 " wide, and maybe 6-8" deep. My deck is also there. I am replacing the wood decking. I want to […]

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DEAR TIM: Over the summer I ripped up the old boards on my deck and replaced them with new pressure treated boards. Now that they've had time to dry out, I'm about to stain the deck but I've discovered that a handful of boards are already splintering and cracking. This is really disappointing especially since […]

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In this 3rd of 5 videos, Tim Carter shares the Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate system in this video. He also shows just a few of the 50 different colors the synthetic slate comes in. Davinci Roofscapes is a roofing product that will not fail like asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles, for the most part, have become […]

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DEAR TIM: My relatives want to repair failing decorative iron columns and short stubby brick pillars that are part of a front porch on a home that's about 100 years old. A giant section of the house overhangs the front porch and I'm certain the decorative ironwork is helping to hold up the second story. […]

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DEAR TIM: I live in a condo with an attached garage. The current garage door insulation is rated at R-4. Even with that it's cold in the winter and hot as Hades in the summer. Local companies have given me estimates to increase the insulation by installing a new door. This would cost over $1,000. […]

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DEAR TIM: When it rains or snow melts, I have large water puddles on the concrete sidewalk in front of my house. The puddles have at least 2 inches of water at the deepest point. This sidewalk in parallel with the city street that has a modern rounded curb. It's dangerous in the winter as […]

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DEAR TIM: I own a diner where decorative concrete block forms the lower part of the exterior walls. At the front of my building, a wing wall extends away from the building. Some of the solid concrete block are crumbling away to nothing while others adjacent to them appear to be in perfect condition. The […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates how to create and install a complex roof fascia flashing. This flashing incorporates a time-tested hemmed edge - a flashing feature that's fast becoming legendary.

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