Recent Exterior Maintenance Articles


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Basement Remodeling 101: Keep It Dry

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2015

Would you like to add square footage to your house … for a home office, extra bedroom, or perhaps that deluxe new entertainment center you've been dreaming of? Remodeling the...


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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...


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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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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...