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Painting stucco might not be the best idea to cover up or remove black stains. The stains could be caused by mold or mildew. A good cleaning with oxygen bleach might clear up your stucco.

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Old gas can case issues with starting small engines. In as little as 30 days, gasoline starts to break down and attack parts of your lawn mower, chain saw, log splitter, snow blower or other small engines. Fuel additives can help protect these engines.

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Dumping gravel onto grass and compacting will not make a solid base for a parking area. Knowing how to properly prepare the soil and base for your parking lot is importantly. Here are some tips on layering your new parking lot so it stands the test of time.

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If you have a cracked concrete driveway, you can repair the cracks and transform the look of your driveway. After repairing the concrete cracks with epoxy, apply a layer of cement stucco to the driveway. Read on for more tips on how to repair concrete.

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Creating a stone walkway with a sand base, may not provide the long lasting results you want. If you use a combination of damp sand and Portland cement as a base for your stone walk, your walkway or patio will look great for years.

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House siding, including vinyl siding, is not maintenance free. Mildew and algae can grow on vinyl siding, as well as wood siding. Try using oxygen bleach to clean your house siding instead of using a pressure washer.

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If you are building a deck, you will need to mount the wood posts on concrete piers. First the concrete piers must be in the proper location or the support beams won't be lined up. The deck must also be supported for side forces and uplift forces.

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