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An Easy Way to Clean the Surface of Your Concrete Driveway

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | January 25, 2016

Is your driveway discolored from years of dirt buildup (see feature photo). My neighbor found a fun hose attachment that allowed him to easily clean the dirt off the concrete without damaging the surface.  It’s called, “Briggs & Stratton Surface… Read More

What is Slabjacking? Part 3 of 3 (Compare the results)

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | January 18, 2016

In our last two posts we described slab jacking of concrete pavements. I thought some photos of the results would be interesting.                                    … Read More

What is Slabjacking? Part 2 of 3 (In action)

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | January 11, 2016

In our last post we briefly discussed slabjacking of concrete pavements. Since I recently had slab jacking performed at my home, I thought some photos of slabjacking in action would be helpful. You can see from the photographs that slabjacking is a… Read More

What is Slabjacking? Part 1 of 3 (Introduction)

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | January 04, 2016

Have you ever seen where a portion of a perfectly good concrete pavement has dropped excessively and is making walking or driving difficult?  Have you seen a dropped sidewalk, driveway, patio floor, or other walkway? It seems like waste to… Read More

Looking for a “Happy New Year?”

Posted by in Celebrate | December 28, 2015

. Blessed (Happy) is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD;… Read More

Merry Christmas (2015)

Posted by in Celebrate | December 21, 2015

What do I say about Jesus Christ whose Incarnation we celebrate every year at this time? Nothing that hasn’t already been said or written, (but I can paraphrase) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,… Read More

Quick & Easy Repair for a Soil Stack Boot

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Shingles | December 14, 2015

Ever get up on a roof and find the soil stack boot has deteriorated or split (see the feature photo).  It is one of those “Argh” moments. Here is a quick repair that may come in handy this winter or… Read More

An Oversight Makes a Rafter More Susceptible to Fracture

Posted by in Construction & Shortcuts, Roof, Structural Analysis, Wood | December 07, 2015

In the featured photograph we see where the rafter fractured at its end.  This fracture was due to vertical tension in the rafter.  That is, the weight of the roof framing and the snow were pushing downward along the length… Read More