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Are Trex Decks Worth It? Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to building a deck in your backyard or around your pool, you’ve got a lot of choices involving design and use. But when it comes to materials, you’re either looking at treated lumber or some sort of composite decking, like Trex, for …

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Should a Wooden Privacy Fence Touch the Ground?

A wooden privacy fence is a wonderful way to keep your property private without sacrificing the beauty of nature. There are many options when it comes to building a wooden privacy fence and one important decision you will need to make is whether or not …

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What is the Difference Between a Basement and a Cellar?

The terms basement and cellar are often used interchangeably, but there are some distinctions between them. They can vary in terms of their use, whether they are finished or unfinished, and perhaps most importantly, whether they are partially or fully submerged. The difference between a …

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Here’s When to Worry About a Foundation Crack

The vast majority of foundations throughout the U.S. are constructed using poured concrete or concrete masonry. While these materials are excellent choices for foundations, they tend to shift, resulting in a dreaded foundation crack. You should worry about a foundation crack when it appears as …

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Can You Use Old Concrete As Fill for New Concrete?

Many DIY home builders ask the question: can I use old concrete as fill for new concrete? The answer is YES! If you have a large pile of leftover material from your last project, recycling it into your next one is both cost-effective and environmentally …

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How To Fix Air Bubbles in Drywall Mud

Applying drywall mud is a skill that takes time and practice to develop. Sometimes, as a result of improper application or external factors that are no fault of your own, your drywall mud may begin to bubble and swell. Bubbles in your drywall mud are …

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What Do Dotted Lines Mean on a Floor Plan?

When reviewing floor plans you may have come across portions of the drawing that are shown with dotted or dashed lines. After seeing them, you may wonder what they represent and why they are illustrated differently from other lines on the architectural or engineering plan. …

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Can You Pour New Concrete Over Old Concrete?

Whether it’s interior flooring or an outdoor concrete deck, concrete surfaces experience wear-and-tear and often need repairs and maintenance. One available solution to surface-repair is to add new concrete on top of the old one, but should you? You can add new concrete to an …