Archive for October, 2011

Mudjack Sidewalk

October 30, 2011

I decided to go ahead and have my sidewalk mud-jacked.  I had a definite trip hazard where my driveway and sidewalk met.  It was about a 1.5 inch drop-off. Additionally, I could hear the hollowness beneath my driveway right in front of the garage, and cracks were starting to form where the rebar was holding [...]

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Broken Staircase Balusters Replaced

October 23, 2011

When we moved in, we had 7 broken balusters out of 80.  The have a very thin profile, which makes them pretty fragile.  My daughter snapped  #8 by just using it as a hand rail for climbing the stairs.  I had originally thought we could find some to match the original ones.  But after observing [...]

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South Board and Batten Siding Finished!!!

October 21, 2011

I finished cutting and screwing on the PVC batts, and I caulked every single place where two boards meet.  I believe I have now protected this side of my house from future water damage. I bought a Graco Spraytech 1720 paint sprayer and split the cost with a friend.  We both needed to paint our [...]

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