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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…

Making an Existing Home More Energy Efficient

  Matthew and Sue Seip recently purchased a house in Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania to be near family members who live in the Philadelphia area. Sue Seip, a professor at Philadelphia University, specializes in interior design, and Matt Seip has an architecture degree, so “we are very green-conscious, so to speak, and are both LEED-certified professionals,” she said. “Green building…

Water Softener Troubleshooting

Water Softener Troubleshooting

Having a good water softener is a quick and easy way of removing some of the minerals that can often be found in a hard water area. Water softeners are used throughout the world. They are simple devices that remove calcium and magnesium from the water supply. These minerals cause scale buildup on pipes and…