Stained or painted concrete floors

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Though concrete is a hard and reliable building material, it may become dowdy and colorless when used in the processing of buildings like floors and walls. Generally, there are many houses, buildings, warehouses, and other constructions in which concrete is used for floors. The floors made of concrete require a type of coating to become … Read more

Concrete Floor Leveling products

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If a person’s house is constructed on a slab and he/she wants to refurbish the basement or garage, then he/she would have to pact with the concrete floor. Most of the flooring materials can be mounted over concrete, including carpet, wood, and tile. For achieving the best results, one will have to do the concrete … Read more

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The Home Depot RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Fixed Base Trim Router

Ryobi Trim Router Ryobi has taken wireless power tools to the next level of innovation with its line of 18v hand tools. These tools are easy to use and conveniently run off of the same 18v battery which is interchangeable for each tool. This means that you will never have to worry about your tool’s … Read more

Repairing Cracks in Concrete

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The best contractor we know guarantees his concrete work to be free of cracks “for as long as it takes me to get in my truck and drive away.” He’s being a bit flip, but he’s also acknowledging a fact of life: all concrete cracks. It’s a rigid material in a flexible world. Earth movement, … Read more

Circular saw tips and tricks

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It takes more than a rusty old circular saw blade and an electric outlet to get straight, clean cuts from your portable circular saw. By keeping your blade sharp and clean, following good safety practices and employing a few tips and tricks of the trade, you’ll be making nice straight cuts faster than you can … Read more

How to make stone walls

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You don’t have to be a New Englander to appreciate a well-built stone wall, though it probably helps. The first settlers found stone everywhere, pushed up by the ground as it froze and thawed. Fortunately, the same stones that stopped the plow, defined the boundaries of newly cleared fields. Decades passed. The earth swallowed up … Read more

Six Essential Wiring Skills, Learn Them All in Minutes

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Just about anyone can do basic home wiring. If you’re careful about connections and follow a few commonsense safety tips, wiring is among the most predictable, pleasant parts of construction. And you’re never long in doubt whether you’ve wired things correctly. If you goof, a fuse or a breaker trips harmlessly; if you do it … Read more

The Drywaller’s Toolkit: 12 Essential Tools for a Perfect Job 👍

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The earliest wall finish was probably some form of mud, a crude plaster smeared over stone or stuffed into the gaps between logs. Today, chances are the walls in your home are sheathed in drywall—panels made of gypsum sandwiched in heavy paper. It’s also called wallboard and Sheetrock (or just “rock”), a trade name of … Read more

Drilling Tips

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Compared to using an old-fashioned brace and auger bit, drilling holes with an electric drill (top-rated at Amazon) and a modern drill bit is as effortless as punching out dough with a cookie cutter. But if you want all your holes to be round, straight and at the proper angle, it pays to know a … Read more