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Posted in thread: Small crack in driveway on 07-17-2014 at 11:19 PM
Most caulking compounds are junk, and not at all appropriate for repairing concrete cracks.
Even if the cracks are routed out and blown clean, the caulking will usually not stay adhered
to the base co...
Posted in thread: Need help/suggestions for Deck framing problem. on 07-17-2014 at 10:52 PM
And having no safety railing around the perimeter, it would be wise to not let Granny (or any
aging friend/visitor/relative) out there very long, unattended. It's an accident waiting to
Posted in thread: Why do people build a fence on the posts? on 07-17-2014 at 10:31 PM
I kind of like the "putying" over the head idea. But I thought he was the president of Russia,
the guy Obama is currently feuding with.On the other hand, if you really meant applying putty
over the he...
Posted in thread: Small Flowerbed Retaining Wall drainage needed? on 07-17-2014 at 09:40 PM
Instead of wood, which will eventually rot and require replacement (even when preservative
pressure-treated), a better option would be to use a dry-stack paver block wall system. They
would look quite...
Posted in thread: how much does block concrete fence cost? on 04-30-2014 at 01:27 PM
It's been a week since the OP responded to our comments, so maybe she just gave up on us. I
don't think she'll get her fence built for the ten or fifteen grand she somehow thinks it
should cost., but ...
Posted in thread: Newbie needs help with concrete/stucco repair on 04-27-2014 at 11:04 PM
A margin trowel is your friend for this project, as the offset in its handle will allow you to
apply more pressure against the fluid repair product as you try to force it into the repair
area. Putty k...
Posted in thread: Brick Repair on Fannie Mae home - buy or run? on 04-27-2014 at 10:51 PM
Ten-four on that--my bad.
Posted in thread: how much does block concrete fence cost? on 04-27-2014 at 10:49 PM
But I digress, and sorry for the side-tracking from the OP's original post.I would suggest
getting a disinterested but knowledgeable and experienced engineer to work up a simple set of
Posted in thread: how much does block concrete fence cost? on 04-27-2014 at 10:25 PM
Did telemarketing for a while :DAnd when we were kids we tried to sell packets of Christmas
Cards door to door to get a radio controlled airplane. It didn't go well. :(I was in the same
boat as a 10-y...
Posted in thread: Brick Repair on Fannie Mae home - buy or run? on 04-27-2014 at 10:04 PM
The typical "boilerplate" home inspector verbiage tells you very little about what is actually
the condition of the wall and the framing/foundation inside and below it. Sad state of affairs,