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How To Get the Best Contractor Cracked Concrete Carport & Rubbing Door I’m blessed to have you as a reader and furthermore, I’m fortunate to get about 10,000 visitors a day to my AsktheBuilder.com website. Your questions are the fuel that keep this column vibrant and hopefully interesting! If you’ve got a question, then by […]

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Efflorescence Damage Concrete - Not Usually a Problem Efflorescence is a white powder created when saltwater evaporates from a masonry surface like concrete. It's a very common problem in cold climates on garage floors. Rarely will it cause a problem inside of your garage. The first thing to remember is cars carry in snow and […]

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Salt Damage to Concrete - Don't Blame the Salt Salt is often blamed for damaging concrete. The top surface of concrete sidewalks, driveways and patios may spall or scale off after you broadcast salt on it to melt snow and ice. The salt is indirectly responsible only because it helps promote more freeze and thaw […]

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Long lasting concrete is very easy to make. The best part is it's not that expensive to do. Long Lasting Concrete Examples All Around There's a great chance that within fifty miles of your home there's long lasting concrete that's close to one hundred years old. I'll bet it's in great shape. All you need […]

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Wall Cap Dominoes - A Game Played With Big Blocks! Free & Fast Bids CLICK HERE to get FREE & FAST BIDS from local contractors that can do a domino demonstration for you! Watch how builders have fun on a job site playing wall cap dominoes. I never did this, but am inclined to try […]

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Exterior foundation waterproofing treatments vary greatly. Most foundations are damproofed. Drain tile systems, if installed correctly, will keep your foundation waterproof for years to come. Here are some drain tile installation pointers about backfilling and preventing ponding.

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Published: January 12, 2018 © Tim Carter Just two days ago, January 10, 2018, I was at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida. I visited the AZEK booth and was talking with an AZEK employee about bolts that should be used when installing the AZEK aluminum deck posts. The first thing to remember is AZEK […]

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Frost on nails in attic spaces may frighten you. It should to a degree. It's important to realize frost is in your attic for a few reasons. Frost on Nails is Frozen Condensation Remember the last hot and humid day you were sitting outside drinking a cold beer, iced tea, soda or glass of ice […]

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Garage Plans 2 Car - BEWARE Common Mistakes! The 2-car garage in the above photo was built about five miles from my home. It's going to be a disaster. Can you see why? Be sure to look down at the simple floor plan I drew up to show you the biggest mistake! It's important to […]

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Need to build a gravel driveway? There some important tips for a gravel driveway. You have to decide on types of gravel for driveway and the slope of the driveway for a few. A build it yourself gravel driveway is possible with proper planning and some rental equipment.

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