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  • Leaky Basement Walls

    Leaks and squeaks; they’re two of a contractors worst nightmares. They can also drive most homeowners bonkers. Fortunately, with patience and persistence, the source of most leaks and squeaks can be located and repaired. However, trying to...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Textured ceiling
    What You Need to Know About Textured Ceilings

    As kids growing up, the ceilings in our turn-of-the-century Mediterranean-style home were twelve feet high. They were constructed of finished-in-place plaster, coved at the perimeter, and adorned with ornate plaster moldings for architectural interest. A decorative picture...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Knives To Keep Dry Wall Dust Down

    If you’re like most people, you hate doing drywall because you hate sanding and the mess it creates. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Today you’ll learn how to trim down your sanding by slimming...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • Tile Style

    Looking for the latest in floor and wall tile?  For walls, consider glass tiles…fluid, with great depth and vibrant colors. Metal is also an eye-catching finish, with both gleaming and subtle “soft” rich surfacing, and high-relief “sculptured”...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Dark Shadows: Part 1

    Today in part I of our daytime series “Dark Shadows,” we ask the question: “On the walls, looking like blue-green velvet, was it mold or something far more sinister?” Dark shadows show up around the house in...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Coreccting With Critical Light

    “Critical light” is a term pros use for a common wall problem. It refers to the way light hits a flat wall surface. A table lamp sitting next to a wall shines critical light on the nearby surface and...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Changing Wallpaper

    It’s early 2014 and people are saying, “out with the old and in with the new.” If your resolution is a wallpaper makeover, join the revolution. You’re not the only one making a big paper changeover. Today 12...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Houdini Cracks: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

    Your wall had a crack that you’d planned to fix. Now it’s gone. Is someone playing April Fools’ Day tricks? Not really. Here’s what might be going on. During winter, heating dries the air, which you probably...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • scres and anchors
    Choosing a Wall Fastener

    Ever try to hang a mirror onto wallboard only to have it end up in a million pieces on the floor? Anchoring objects into studs or other solid framing isn’t always possible. That’s when you need a...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • Soundproofing a home
    Making Your Home Quieter

    Whether a bang here or a thump there, a crying baby, a couple arguing, a blaring television, a stereo or an intimate exchange, there are some things that are best left unshared. Sometimes the disturbing noises come...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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