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December 11, 2012 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

Last week I mentioned that I was going to tape a parody video using a very cool tool I was reviewing. The video was uploaded about three hours ago. It's my hope you get as much pleasure watching it as I had creating it.

Suffice it to say I'll not be moving to Hollywood anytime soon. Acting is hard work and I'm surely no actor!

To purchase the cool tool in the video, CLICK HERE.

To watch the video, just go to the Worx SD Driver Review at my website!

 

LIVE Q AND A ROUND TABLE TONIGHT

Do you have an upcoming project where you need an answer from me? Would you like to do it during a webinar and listen to other questions and answers?

I'm doing a LIVE webinar tonight, December 11, 2012, at 7 pm Eastern Time. The primary topic is anything about building a shed, but you can ask any question.

  • Do you know how to properly size a room addition?
  • Can you square up something without using a fancy calculator? How?
  • What's the best concrete form system to use?
  • What are my options when insulating a floor?
  • Do they make plywood that will not rot?
  • What's the best way to dig pier holes?
  • Should you put wall sheathing on a wall before or after you tilt it up?
  • Is it hard to use a nail gun? Is it really dangerous?

I'll bet you have a boatload of questions. If so, come to PowHow tonight and be in the webinar. There are a LIMITED NUMBER of seats left in the webinar. Sign Up NOW.

This is the first of many, many PowHow classes I'll be conducting in the future.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK - DISGUISING A CRACK IN CONCRETE OR BLACKTOP

If you have a small crack in concrete or blacktop, it can look like a scar across your face even if you do go to repair it. The caulks that are made to repair these cracks are monotone and they often don't match the color of the surface being repaired.

If you look closely at worn concrete or blacktop you'll quickly see that MOST of what you see is colored sand grains in concrete and small stones in blacktop.

Your job, before you attempt the repair, is to locate sand that looks like the sand in the concrete or small stones that match the aggregate in the blacktop.

The stones from the blacktop are frequently at the bottom of your driveway. The rain carries them away. Start saving them!

You can also find the stones along the edges of your blacktop.

The trick is to inject the crack with the proper repair caulk - just caulking about 2 feet - and then immediately cover what you did with the sand (if patching concrete) or stones (if patching blacktop). Press the sand or stones into the sticky caulk immediately.

This really works well. I've had great success with this over the years. If you do this, I'd LOVE to see your Before and After photos.

I hope to see you in class tonight!

Till next week.

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