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Recent Exterior Maintenance Articles


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Concrete Walks, Steps and Porches: 7 Tips for Success

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 02, 2015

Handsome, hardwearing concrete walks, steps, and porches will form an impressive entree to any home. To achieve the best looking and most durable outdoor concrete, follow these 7 pro...


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Concrete Driveway Installation: Get the Facts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 08, 2015

Concrete construction will produce a driveway that is sturdy and enduring at an affordable price, with the extra advantage of an attractive range of possible finishes. Just make sure...


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Why Curb Appeal Matters

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 12, 2014

Curb appeal is a hot topic for anyone who’s hoping to sell a property. Realtors remind us that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” and rate...


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Restoring a Scottish Castle on the Hudson

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 27, 2014

If you're an urban exploration lover like me, you might spend your time scoping out cool abandoned places to visit, and your travel plans could, now and then, include stops at interesting...


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It's Time to Winterize

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 07, 2013

Thanks to the time change, it's starting to feel like the middle of the night all the time -- at least, that's how it is in the northern reaches of the US. That means that it's time...


Get grease off concrete pavers like these with soap and water. (Photo: rzymu/istockphoto.com)

How to Get Grease Off a Driveway

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 23, 2013

All winter long, your car took a beating. There was salt; there was sand; there was that time you accidentally drove into a snow bank. Liquids are now dripping from your car's underside...


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Spring Home Maintenance Check List

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 25, 2013

Winter weather can damage a house in big ways and in small ways. From animals nesting in vents, to leaves that have accumulated in the gutter, to moisture that can accumulate around...


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How to Clear Ice from Your Sidewalk

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 14, 2013

In quite a few municipalities, the onus is on homeowners (and building owners) to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. In many of those cities, residents...