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DEAR TIM: I’ve got an odd problem. I have concrete spalling on a sidewalk that leads from my concrete driveway to my home. The concrete driveway and sidewalk were poured at the same time. The driveway is in great shape, but the sidewalk has all sorts of places where the top surface of the concrete […]

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DEAR TIM: My home is less than two months old and I already have a problem with my downspout drainage. Where the sidewalk comes up to my front porch a black corrugated plastic pipe extends through the concrete. The soil under the sidewalk has now eroded and each time it rains I can see water […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve got a walkout basement garage door I want to convert to a gorgeous french door. I realize I need to shrink the size of the opening to create the correct rough opening for the new door. But that’s the extent of what I know. What other installation instructions can you give me […]

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Tim Carter shares some tips about nailing down a shed floor. It's important to keep the spacing of the nails about 8 inches on center. Carter prefers red chalk because it's more visible. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the […]

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Tim Carter shows of the finished shed floor plywood layout. Each row is staggered 4 feet from the row before. This adds to the overall strength of the floor system. Be sure to provide the spacing between sheets of plywood for expansion and contraction if you're worried about it. In Carter's case, he use treated […]

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Tim Carter shows a very critical detail on the DIY shed floor so you don't end up with a leaky shed floor. It's important to cut away part of the floor joists where the overhead garage door will be so driving rain does not leak under the door into the shed. For more DIY Shed […]

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