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Toilet Dimensions: Pro’s Guide For The DIY Installer

Toilet Dimensions

A house’s bathroom is a space designed for comfort and function, and your toilet is at its center. If your toilet isn’t meeting your needs, it might be time for an upgrade!  Installing a new toilet can help you save on your electric bill too. Choosing a water-efficient toilet and other bathroom fixtures can save…

How To Sand Concrete: A DIY Guide By The Pros

How To Sand Concrete

Sanding concrete can be intimidating, but with the right tools and techniques, you’ll be sanding like a pro in no time. This blog post will walk you through the key steps for sanding concrete in a DIY project.  We’ll cover the different types of sandpaper and sanders, tips for creating the perfect sanding surface, and…

10 Popular Types Of Toilet Flush Systems

Toilet Flush Systems

Most homeowners pay little attention to how their toilets work until something goes wrong or they’re in the market for a bathroom update. When it’s time to replace this under appreciated bathroom fixture, you’ll likely notice that there are options far beyond the old-school porcelain thrones. Modern toilet flush systems have advanced technologies that reduce…

Is Mudjacking The Best Fix For Sunken Concrete?

Mudjacking

Concrete is the most versatile building material accounting for the lion’s share of square footage in the skies and on the ground for construction projects. However, despite advancements in construction and engineering, there is currently no indestructible concrete. If you have concrete slabs lining your patio, driveway, or pavement, you might come across sunken spots…

How To Remove Oil Stains From Concrete (Driveways, Garage Floors, etc.)

How To Remove Oil Stains From Concrete

Do you have unattractive oil marks on the concrete around your house? Does your automobile leak oil and leave unsightly spots on the driveway or garage floor? If you’re sick of staring at the oil-stained concrete surrounding your house, take action and discover how to effectively eliminate stains from concrete with several simple ingredients and…

How to Waterproof Plywood (Do It Right The First Time)

How To Waterproof Plywood

Plywood can be waterproofed in 5 ways. With epoxy sealer, drying oil, liquid latex, water-based paint or varnish. The general process is to start by lightly sanding the plywood with 100 to 180 grit sandpaper, remove any sawdust, apply the waterproofing finish and then let it dry. Before we go in-depth, there is more information…

How Long Does It Take a House To Settle?

How Long Does It Take a House To Settle

Moving into a newly constructed house can be exciting for any homebuyer. But when you discover issues such as wall cracks or doors and windows sticking, you may question the structural integrity of your new home. Does it mean your house is settling, or are you experiencing severe structural issues? In most cases, it might…

Complete Guide To The Types Of Wood For Construction

Types of Wood for Construction

When it comes to construction, wood isn’t just wood. Each type of wood has its use cases and value, with factors like climate and building size affecting the best choice for each situation. Here are some of the most common types of wood for construction and how builders use them. 1. Pine Wood Pine is…