Easily Renew Your Ugly Concrete Driveway or Garage Floor

Your concrete driveway or garage floor will get ugly over time. There are many reasons for this such as oil or acid stains natural discoloration new, adjacent slabs of concrete that have a different shade of gray Fortunately, you can easily cover up the non-uniformity of colors with any one of the following products: Behr […]

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Cost to Remodel a House

Assuming you have 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1100 square foot investment property, following is a breakdown of costs to remodel it relatively cheaply and quickly using neutral colors. Floor Plan Using Live Home 3D, this is an example of a 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage house. The kitchen is U-shaped. The bedrooms are […]

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Install a Keyed Fence Gate Lock

Fence gate locks are usually simple locks that can only be opened from one side. There are times, however, when you wish you could just open the gate from outside instead of opening the main door to your house and then walking all the way to open the gate from the inside. One popular two-sided […]

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Remove Rust and Paint Easily Using a Polycarbide Abrasive Wheel

You’re probably thinking you should buy some chemicals to remove rust or even soak rusty items in Coca Cola, if they’ll fit in your container. These methods only partially work and take forever. Instead, just pick up a polycarbide abrasive wheel at Harbor Freight ($5) and attach it to an angle grinder ($15 at Harbor […]

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Prevent weeds from growing along edges of yard

As I’ve said before, weeds are notorious for finding ways of growing through weed fabric and along yard edges. Middle of yard To combat weeds from popping up in the middle of your landscape, lay multiple layers of heavy duty weed fabric overlapping each other. Then, lay cement board 6 inches apart for drainage. Edges […]

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How To Prevent Weeds From Growing Under and Around Weed Fabric

Weeds are a nuisance. The grow quickly, often can penetrate thin layers of weed fabric, and definitely can pop up along perimeters where weed fabric meets a cement patio, for example. After losing a battle with weeds, I decided to take somewhat extreme but necessary measure to never have to deal with weeds again. 1. […]

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How to Install Landscape Pavers

This post is based on my personal experience. I don’t think I ever want to install pavers again. Step 1: Remove sod If you have grass, rent a sod cutter from Home Depot. Cut the grass horizontally and then vertically resulting in a grid. This grid method makes removing the sod easier because you end […]

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Easiest Way to Remove Lots of Dirt

I need to remove quite a bit of dirt from my backyard and thought that breaking up the dirt with a rented tiller and then shoveling the dirt aside by hand was sufficient. The problem is it’s a lot quicker to break up the dirt with a tiller than it is to move the dirt […]

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How to Straighten Weed Trimmer Line

I have the MaxPower PivoTrim weed trimmer head because the spool type trimmer heads always get tangled. The MaxPower PivoTrim head makes replacing trimmer line super easy. When I ran out of the trimmer line that came with the head, I bought a spool of new trimmer line. Unfortunately, when you cut some trimmer line […]

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High Pile, Plush Shag Rug

Trying to find a thick, plush rug with high pile can be difficult with so many options but inaccurate advertising. Here’s my experience and recommendations for comfy carpet. Thomasville Shag Rugs Basically, all of the Thomasville Shag rugs are good, if not the best. They are definitely the best value. Thomasville Bali Shag RugI felt […]

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