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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) UPDATE VIDEO Posted May 5, 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. […]

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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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WATCH VIDEO FURTHER BELOW!   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 […]

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You've maybe seen a light airplane land on a lake. It was outfitted with pontoons so the plane wouldn't sink. But what about landing a plane on water that just has wheels only - no floats or pontoons? Alton, NH is a unique town that has an FAA-approved hard-surface runway for a few months each […]

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DEAR TIM: This has been the winter from Hades. I own a house in Connecticut and my parents have one in sunny Florida. The ice and snow has ravaged my front sidewalk and the concrete patio at the Florida home could use a makeover. I attended a spring home show this weekend and saw a […]

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My college degree is in geology. When taking Geology 101 years ago, Dr. Bullard made us study different types of erosion. One type of erosion is called "mass wasting". It's used to describe when rocks fall from a mountain making a sloping small pile of rock around the base of the mountain. I could NEVER […]

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