Recent Exterior Maintenance Articles

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Repair a Concrete Driveway or Floor

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 03, 2015

Northern winters are rough on concrete. Driveways, floors, paths … for months on end, any outdoor concrete surface on your property has been exposed to continual freeze-thaw...

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How Does Concrete Resurfacing Work?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 26, 2015

The coming of spring brings with it a number of seasonal tasks. One of them is inspecting your outdoor space to see how your hardscape has survived the winter and repairing damage as...


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 | G+ | 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 | G+ | 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...

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How to Get Grease Off a Driveway

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | 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...