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DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use some fillers before I stain the wood, the stain is blotchy around the repair. I’ve just about given up. Is there a magic […]

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DEAR TIM: I think my house might be falling down. In the past few weeks, a large crack has formed where the ceiling meets the walls in my home. We’ve had cold weather set in and I seem to recall this happening last year, but can’t remember. The cracks are worse in the center of […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates in a six-part video series how to rebuild a defective front porch and permanently stop water leaks into the home. This second video shows the hidden problem once the decking has been removed.

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What is the biggest danger to a house? Wind, poor soil, bad foundation? No, it's water. Water damage can weaken a house structure to the point of collapse.

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Plumbing home repairs are some of the most frustrating for a homeowner. Plumbing leaks can cause damage behind walls and on ceilings. For older plumbing fixtures, a visit to a specialty store for home plumbing repairs parts might be needed. A problem with the plumbing and home repairs could be following.

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To repair a home foundation, the advise of a residential structural engineer is recommended. The home foundation repair cost could take your breathe away. There are several alternatives to foundation repairs.

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Home window repair requires a little searching before you attempt the broken window repair. Check with local window-replacement companies to see how the windows are manufactured. You can discover how to take apart the moving parts first, then the home window repairs will go easier.

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