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Patio Puddles DEAR TIM: I’ve got a problem I need you to solve. You see each time it rains I have a puddle develop on the outer edge of my circular patio. It’s older concrete and it appears the puddle is related to a crack that’s above a low retaining wall the patio rests on. […]

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Sunroom Leak Podcast: Tim Carter called Karen to try to solve her sunroom leak. She lives on the East Coast. Karen has water that leaks under the walls of her sunroom. Here are some photos to help you understand how difficult this problem is to solve: The sunroom leak happened because the floor of the […]

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Wallpaper Borders QUESTION #1: Hello Tim. Trends and designs change and I’m convinced wallpaper will rise from the ashes. I’d like to start the resurgence and install some wallpaper borders in a few rooms in my home. What can you share to make this job go smoothly? Have you ever put in a border halfway […]

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Low-Voltage Deck Lights Question #1: Tim, I’m going to tackle rebuilding my deck soon and have seen lots of photos of low-voltage deck lighting. I’m afraid of electricity and don’t feel I have the skills to do this part of the project. Can you impart any wisdom that will instill the courage in me to […]

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Question #1: Tim, I’m in need of your help. I own a summer home on a lake that has a dock and large deck. I’ve also got my normal home that has an outdoor patio surrounded by huge trees and expensive landscaping. All of these things, as well as the siding on my home, need […]

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Three Calls - Three Happy Homeowners Chuck convinces Tim to get back in front of the microphone Vic has a tilted concrete patio and needs to level it Sandy's house paint is peeling, she wants to whitewash it TJ wants to be his own contractor on his house building project - good idea or now […]

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"Here and there problems started to crop up. I first noticed the resident ants loved to transport my sand up on top of the brick" Brick Patio Repair Checklist Brick requires strong base beneath it A concrete slab is the best option Crushed gravel is the second-best base Mortar the brick to the concrete or […]

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How to Cut Mexican Tile Video It's very easy to cut Mexican tile. To put it another way, it's one of the easiest tiles you'll ever cut in your career. Soft and Absorbent Mexican tile is not hard because it was fired at a lower temperature and for a shorter amount of time while it […]

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How to Fix a Cracked Patio Video "Fix cracked patio" is probably the last item on your honey-do list you want to see. You don't think it's possible to hide the crack and you think it will take all day. Fix Cracked Patio Fast The first thing to remember is it's easier and faster to […]

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