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    Fixing Your Home’s Foundation Problems

    Do you need to fix your home’s foundation problems? Is the concrete beneath your home in distress? Foundation problems can lead to major structural damage within your home. Whether you’re a homeowner or a prospective buyer, foundation...

    • Posted March 2, 2020
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  • On Roof Leaks!

    One of the most disheartening sounds that one can be subject to this time of year is the drip, drip, drip produced by a roof leak. It’s unfortunate that most folks wait for rain or snow to...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • Show Notes: Hiring a Handyman and More

    Do you have small home repair jobs on your “To Do List” ? You know you can’t do them or don’t have time to get them done? Are your thinking of hiring a local handyman?  James and...

    • Posted February 27, 2016
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  • 6 Ways to Tell if Your Foundation Needs Fixing

    In this hour, The Carey Brothers discuss ways to tell if your foundation needs fixing and interview Alison Tozzi Liu about James Beard’s All American Eats Cookbook.

    • Posted February 27, 2016
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  • Begin With A Good Foundation

    The first home in a permanent community, outside a tree or a cave, was constructed long before we were born – about 11,000 years ago. That was before we were born. Although these homes were made of...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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    Foundation cracks

    If you have a crack in your home’s foundation, it is important to know if it is horizontal or vertical. Cracks that run more or less vertical and that are not more than 1/8-inch wide are probably...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Repairing a Limestone Foundation

    Question I have an older home with a limestone foundation. The mortar between the stones has started to deteriorate. Can I use something to fill in the holes? Anne Answer First, using a screwdriver or chisel, remove...

    • Posted May 22, 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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    Foundation Vents

    Question The foundation vents on my home keep getting pulled out by animals. Should I install a different kind? Tricia Answer Yes, there is a type of foundation vent that you can use to permanently solve your...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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    How to Repair Stucco

    Question My neighbors recently had their home re-stuccoed, but the stucco at the base of the house is breaking away. They’ve already moved the dirt away and stopped planting in that area of the garden. Can...

    • Posted March 9, 2014
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