Need a good way to control storm water in front of garage and entry doors and in wet landscape areas? Consider Zurn's Z880 Flo-Thru Trench Drain. The 21/2-inch-wide channel comes in five colors; preformed 90- and 45-degree corners, end caps, and two types of outlets are also available. A heel-proof polyethylene grate is standard; stainless-steel, bronze, and aluminum grates are optional. List price starts at about $20 per foot. Zurn, 800/906-5060, www.zurn.com

Embedding a fence or deck post in concrete or the ground is likely to result in a rotted post — but what's the alternative? The Postsaver. This polyethylene boot with an interior coating of bitumen shrinks around the post when heated, providing a barrier against rot and minimizing the leaching of preservatives. Timber treaters typically apply...

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