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"The paint is a single-component moisture-curing urethane. Urethanes are one of the stickiest paints you can buy." Rustproof MD Paint Checklist primer and finish coat in one sticks well to slightly rusted metal paint steel or aluminum two coats five hours apart provide the best protection thin with acetone RustProof MD Paint - Paint Rusty […]

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"I started to test different products and discovered quickly they all did a great job of keeping leaves out of my gutters. But in the spring, or after two spring seasons, all of the gutter cover products I tested FAILED." Gutter covers are a huge business. They really came of age back in the 1990s. Related […]

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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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PR Blunders - Be Very Careful and Use Common Sense Published: January 17, 2018 I'm a member of the working press covering the home improvement beat. My syndicated newspaper column Ask the Builder still runs in sixty newspapers across the USA. At the present time, public relations (PR) firms send me press releases each week […]

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Repair Wall After Removing Ceramic Tile TIPS Wall must be flat & smooth or tile will telegraph defects Do NOT use cheap pre-mixed spackling or drywall mud for repair WATCH repair videos below Patching compound MUST BE waterproof CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: We’re in the home stretch of […]

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Hydraulic cement expands as it dries to fill cracks in concrete foundations. This expanding cement helps waterproof a cracked foundation. The following manufacturers make hydraulic cement.

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"I believe the reason they're so strong is that the manufacturers decided to make the concrete mix quite rich adding a small amount of extra Portland cement." Concrete Laundry Tub Checklist Concrete laundry tub is fantastic. Do not get rid of yours! Valuable!! Contain high amounts of Portland cement and wire mesh reinforcing WATCH concrete […]

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Block foundation repair is more common than most people realize. Concrete block foundations that are about 8-feet tall have a history of developing horizontal cracks about 4 feet up from the floor. You rarely see this happen in cast or poured concrete foundation walls. Concrete Block = Hollow Walls It's important to realize the reason […]

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Repairing a Broken Double Pane Window Glass Rich Sinclair who lives in Hainesport, New Jersey emailed me asking the following question: "Can you replace only one broken pane of a double pane window?" The answer is simply: No Double pane, or insulated glass, is made by taking two pieces of glass and separating them with […]

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