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Ask the Builder Podcast 17 Highlights: Repair Concrete Porch Sinking Podcast Sponsor: Stain Solver - Certified Organic Oxygen Bleach Home Improvement and Home Construction Podcast Photos, Links and Great Stuff: Repair Concrete Porch Column Related Links: Concrete Epoxy Repair Products and VIDEO Subscribe to the AsktheBuilder Podcast .

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Ask the Builder Podcast 13 Highlights: Garage built too low Bathroom light fixture problem New tin roof in Washington DC Tim shares a story about controlling cracks in concrete Podcast Sponsor: Stain Solver - Certified Organic Oxygen Bleach Home Improvement and Home Construction Podcast Photos, Links and Great Stuff: CALL 1 Garage Too Low to […]

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Ask the Builder Podcast 12 Highlights: Donn's giant crack on curved concrete steps Defective asphalt shingles Scott and chipmunks under paver sidewalk Tim shares a story about the dangers of delivery trucks Podcast Sponsor: Stain Solver - Certified Organic Oxygen Bleach Home Improvement and Home Construction Podcast Photos, Links and Great Stuff: CALL 1 Donn's […]

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New Concrete on Old Question #1: Tim, I desperately need your help. The concrete sidewalk and driveway at my house are falling apart. The top surface is crumbling yet just below the surface the concrete is as solid as rock. It’s only a few years old. What’s causing this? Contractors have told me I need […]

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 Ask the Builder Podcast 11 Highlights: Bruce's new blacktop drive needs support at one edge Jack's brick home leaks in driving rains Diane has crumbling concrete steps Tim shares a story about new ceramic tile bubbling up off a floor! NOTE: Transcript of this story below. Podcast Sponsor: Stain Solver - Certified Organic Oxygen Bleach […]

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 Ask the Builder Podcast 3 Highlights: Vic has a gorgeous patio on the back of his house. (photo below) One part has sunken down. I've got the fix. Tracey is installing a new staircase and wants to know if traditional stair parts are available. Paint peels constantly from Sandy's brick home. She wants to know […]

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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 all means visit the website and […]

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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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Concrete Drive vs Pavers TIPS Both materials are great Installation methods are critical for long life Pavers fade over time Install steel in poured concrete CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: We'd like to replace our driveway. My wife and are debating whether to replace the concrete driveway with another […]

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