Sealing Archives - On the House

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  • Asphalt drive
    Sealing & Patching A Driveway

    The condition of a driveway can have a great deal to do with the overall appearance of one’s home. A stain-ridden, chipped, cracked surface is not only unsafe, it can literally diminish a home’s value. The good...

    • Posted May 2, 2016
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  • Sealing and Patching an Asphalt Driveway

    Brother Morris’ son Morris III helps to run our remodeling company along with Morris’ wife Carol. Recently they asked about the most cost effective surface for a driveway – for a bid they were making. They wanted...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Pavers Over Crushed Rocks, and Joints are Filled With Sand

    Q.I tore out and replaced the concrete on my patio and sidewalk with pavers over crushed rock. Joints are filled with sand. Should I use a sealer on this, and if so how often? (Bob, Los Altos...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • asphalt-driveway-repairs
    Sealing an Asphalt Driveway

    Looking for a good hazy-day project that you wouldn’t want to tackle when the sun’s blazing? Sealing asphalt should be routine maintenance, as it prolongs the life and the quality of the surface. While pros use materials...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Garage
    Protect Your Garage Floor

    Is winter taking its toll on your garage floor? Is it all salt and grime when you open the door? In cold climates lots of salt and road grime accumulate under your car. Due to whatever else...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • Glaze 'N Seal Acrylic Grout Sealer
    Sealing Grout for Tile

    Question I wrote several months ago requesting information for sealing grout. I enclosed a stamped self-addressed envelope for a reply. To date you have not responded. Also, I have made four long distance calls to your office...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • care and maintenance of cedar siding
    Cedar Siding – Maintenance and Care

    Question Is there a chemical available that will fade new cedar shingles to match the aged ones on a 1915 brown-shingle bungalow? Do translucent stains allow natural aging to occur. How can you get a uniform look...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • flashing and sealing french glass doors
    Installing French Doors

    Question We would like some information regarding the best way to install double glass French doors. We have been told that sealing on the inside is the best way, and another person told us that sealing on...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • waterfall_backyard
    Waterproofing Home Made Rocks

    Question My daughter made some great plaster “rocks” that we used last year in a small recirculating waterfall. My husband gave them three coats of Thompson’s Water Seal, and we sat the bottom ones on gravel to...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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