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  • Tip of the Day: Disappearing Cracks

          Here is one quick, money-saving tip that will help you fix up and improve your home. All from the award-winning On The House Tip of the Day.

    • Posted April 1, 2017
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  • Patching Concrete Steps

    No matter how well they’re built, the edges of concrete steps are weak points, and in time they start to break and crumble. Soon a little becomes a lot, and it’s a safety hazard. But you can...

    • Posted June 9, 2014
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    5 Steps to Avoid Cracks in Your Home from Shifting Soil

    Question I bought a ten-year-old home in the spring of this year. The entire interior had been freshly painted. By late summer, two cracks developed on top of the kitchen door, one crack on one corner of...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Patching Plastic Laminate

    Formica is a brand name for a generic solid-surface material called plastic laminate. It’s used for countertops, cabinets, and furniture. If you have a laminate surface somewhere in your home, chances are someday you will have to...

    • Posted May 18, 2014
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  • Fix Your Porch and Driveway Cracks

    Newspaper Carrier Dayhonors 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, the nation’s first newsboy (1833). It’s also a good day to check your porch and driveway when you bend over to pick up your newspaper. Are your porch steps cracked or...

    • Posted May 18, 2014
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  • Fix Asphalt Cracks and Pot Holes

    Asphalt Cracks are not only are unsightly, they allow water to travel to the base below causing potholes, as well. Prevent potholes and keep cracks in check by applying asphalt sealer every three or four years. Asphalt sealer,...

    • Posted May 11, 2014
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    The Perfect Caulking Technique Pt.1

    When caulking, all you do is fill the crack, right? Wrong! Proper application calls for more. In part one of our series about caulking technique, we learn two sides are better than three. For inside-corner seams and...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Ceramic Tile Floor Cracking

    Question Why are my new ceramic tile floors cracking in one bathroom and not in the other? My entire home has a wood floor system, and the tile in the one bathroom has held up beautifully with...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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    Cracks in Tile Flooring

    Question I recently had ceramic tile installed on my kitchen floor. The tiles are pavers and are 12 inches by 12 inches. A short while after installation a crack that is several feet long appeared in the...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Repairing Concrete Cracks
    A Crack-up Of A Floor – That Isn’t Funny

    Question Cracks are forming within my concrete slab foundation and are causing problems with my flooring. My master bath floor tile has developed a 4-foot crack (tiles, not grout) and I see a ridge forming underneath my...

    • Posted March 9, 2014
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