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How To Get the Best Contractor   I had the distinct pleasure to attend a media event at the KEEN Utility factory in Portland, OR in August 2017. I've been on many factory tours over the past twenty years and this was the BEST ONE ever.  First, it's a smaller factory with about eighty people […]

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Below are deck materials for a 12 x 10 foot deck at nearly ground level. These prices listed for the decking materials were taken in August 1996, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Polymeric Sand Installation TIPS Pavers must be dry as a bone Brush sand into joints at a 45-degree angle Use a backpack blower to remove all dust After water activation, blow off all standing water CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need to use polymeric sand on an upcoming […]

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Building On Rocky Land TIPS Groundwater moves sideways towards home Create a space or trench between footing and rock wall Waterproof foundation and use drain tile Top of foundation should be 18 inches above grade CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: The lot where I’m building my new home is […]

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Selling Used Building Materials TIPS People will buy just about anything - don't assume you have garbage Clean everything up and take great photos Be honest in your description and price about 45% below new WATCH VIDEO BELOW CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’m about to do a significant […]

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Brick Mortar Repair Mix TIPS Use same mortar Romans used to build aqueducts Hydrated lime mortar with secret volcanic ash - SEE BELOW links WATCH tuck-pointing videos below Be careful of amount of water used to mix new mortar CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter DEAR TIM: It appears I wasted some […]

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Drains need to be cleaned occasionally. Clogs are build up from soap film, body oil and other chemicals. Drain pipes can be cleaned with thick drain cleaners.

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Clearing land for a house can be expensive. If you are doing your own site clearing, be sure to use all the proper safety equipment. Check with a tree service in case you have high-price timber.

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Paver Patio DIY TIPS Visit different suppliers to see all the varied pavers Lift the stones to see if you can handle them WATCH the videos below to help you understand sand strength Use concrete sand for simple backyard patios and walkways CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve decided […]

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