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  1. Re: soil erosion leading to cracked concrete slab patio & sagging stone patio door le

    And there are some contractors who specialize in concrete work, and can suggest options that may not include replacing the entire concrete slab. Maybe just a portion of it, or can even hydraulically...
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    Re: Flagstone on concrete

    You can also treat the flagstone as if it were pavers, and follow paver instructions which your concrete would be your compacted foundation, then lay the flagstone, use polymer sand (special for...
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    Bamboo Take Over

    We bought a home with small yard, and bamboo which borders the property lines. I love the bamboo as it add privacy between homes, but I am noticing that it is starting to grow where it was not...
  4. Re: Builting New Deck. What material should I use?

    Just wonder if the Weatherbest or the other plastic decking will eventually outlast a good solid wood deck. How long do they tend to last? 10 years +?

    NOVAPros
  5. Re: install non-carpet floor covering in 3 season porch

    There is also another way: you can lay hardiboard (backer board) down on top of the material (if it is wood), then apply a skim coat of concrete on top (you can decorate the concrete) or stamp it to...
  6. Re: Help with rotting wooden dividers in concrete patio

    I agree with the mortar suggestion over trying to put wood back in its place. The mortar will last longer, and look better over time.

    NOVAPros
  7. Thread: yard fungus

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    Re: yard fungus

    This is interesting and am curious myself as to what advice you might get.

    NOVAPros
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    Re: NO hot water.... for me....

    We had a similar problem and all the plumber did was adjust a valve to make the water pressure even throughout the house. I am not sure which valve, but maybe that can help get you in the right...
  9. Thread: outdoor shower

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    Re: outdoor shower

    The military has been and still do use outdoor showers. They have a reservoir and sometimes the water is heated, sometimes not, depending on the area. I would suggest looking up sites that have...
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    Re: TV Stand Vs. TV Lift

    Whether to buy a stand or a lift also depends on space. Do you need the space under the TV for other things? Do you have a small space that you are trying to keep open? Is the space large enough...
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    Re: fiberglass tub - stain

    We used CLR on our dishwater that had iron stains and it worked like a charm. I have never seen the dishwasher look so white.

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    Re: What causes a whistling faucet?

    I had a the same problem (but only with the hot). My problems came from not having the lines to the faucet turned completely on. When the water was turned off to exchange the faucets, the hot water...
  13. Re: Anyone else not digging the interior designer?

    I agree with giving her time. Her talent is Interior Design, not acting, and then you place her in front of a nationwide audience.

    It is the same with test takers. Some can be excellent at their...
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    Re: Light Sensor, on outdoor light?

    I have to agree with replacing the fixture, as I went through the same process, and it ended up being cheaper and easier to just buy a new fixture with the sensor built in.

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    Re: How safe is old wiring?

    We also have a 106 year old home in DC and the wiring was original when we moved in. We did have to update quite alot (not for safety) but for use of computer, newer appliance, and such, so the...
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    Re: Whole House Power Surge Protector

    This is most helpful, as the area I live in constantly goes through power outages and we can have some violent electrical storms.

    I will look into this same thing for our home.

    NOVA Pros
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    Re: What happened to this project??

    I agree with Allen Wood Works about sending a well worded compliant, but always following that compliant with a solution. I have changed many policies and local ways of doing things simply by...
  18. Thread: Tree advise

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    Re: Tree advise

    Thanks for passing this info on. We just had a neighbor ask us the same thing, and now we know what to tell her.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Mulching vs. Dethatching

    Thanks for sharing about the grass clippings. I had heard conflicting arguments too, but it makes sense that if the clippings are chopped fine, that it can benefit the lawn.

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    Re: When to Plant Tulips?

    I have read a few articles on tulip growing in southern CA, and it sounds like you should have already planted them back in December. One article said that you should refrigerate the bulbs 6-8 weeks...
  21. Thread: Mushrooms?

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    Re: Mushrooms?

    Thanks for posting the book cover. I do want to look up and learn more about the mushrooms.

    This is a great starting point.

    Thanks for sharing,
    NOVAPros
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    Re: Valentine's Day Wish List

    I would like to have that new wrench that can self adjust, but just don't know how well it works. Has anyone bought and used one?

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    Re: Contractor Obligation

    I will have to agree with Blue Ridge, as I use to be a concrete contractor pouring decorative concrete, BUT, we always let our customers know that there could be some collateral damage in what we do,...
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    Re: landscape ideas?

    I just read over some tips for landscaping that helps with budget and design which would include instead of buying plants, first check with friends, neighbors, or relatives to see what you can get a...
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    Re: Temperature Differential Between Floors

    I guess this was really my issue when I posted in another blog on this site.

    We too have a differential in temperatures between first and second floor. Too cold upstairs in the summer when we...
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