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Q&A: Spalling Concrete Floors

Q: Here in Minnesota, many garage floors suffer from spalling. What causes spalling concrete, and is there any cure? More

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Q&A: Turning Cedar Shingles Gray

Q: What’s the best way to treat new white cedar shingles to give them a gray, weathered look? More

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Kitchen & Bath: Quick Cabinet Quotes

A simple system for quick cabinet estimates More

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Q&A: Spray Foam for Foundations?

Q: The specs for spray-applied urethane foam insulation say that it does not absorb water (hydrophobic). So why is it never used on the outside of foundations? More

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Troubleshooting Common Chimney Problems

Most chimney problems stem from a few root causes, such as improperly mixed mortar and poorly constructed crowns. Unfortunately, once done, the resulting damage can be expensive to repair. A chimney expert shows how to recognize and prevent More

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A Victorian Cupola

A woodworker builds a traditional New England cupola with a curved hip roof. More

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Q&A: Water Stains on Glulams

Q: On a recent job we had trouble with rain water getting through the paper wrapping on some architectural grade glulam beams. How can the water stains be removed? More

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Backfill: Century-Old Brownstones Eventually Need Repair
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Resurfacing a Spalled Slab

Resurfacing a Spalled Slab More

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