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This category will list a number of projects that fit the do-it-yourself person. You might have found our site while searching for information regarding a project that you are working on. We will try to keep this category updated with new, and informative, projects.

Repair Cracks in Asphalt – Properly

By |September 10th, 2012|How To's|

How to Correctly Caulk Asphalt Pavement Cracks If you notice cracks forming in your asphalt surface, it’s important to repair them as soon as possible. Cracks allow moisture to penetrate the asphalt and weaken the surface. It’s also common for vegetation to grow in asphalt cracks, and that also contributes to weakening the surface. If [...]

Installing VCT Tile – Six Things They Don’t Tell You

By |April 17th, 2012|How To's, Interior Projects|

VCT Tile Installation Tips - Six things they don't tell you on the instructions. Our prior post was an overview of encapsulating "cutback" adhesive which was leading toward installing a VCT tile floor. For those who don't know, VCT stands for Vinyl composite tile.  You will see me write about "VCT tile" and I know [...]

Encapsulating Cutback – Tar Like Adhesive

By |April 2nd, 2012|Cottage Project, How To's|

If you are a handyman, renovator, or DIY'er, you have probably encountered a black, tar like, adhesive used for vinyl tile in the past. This stuff appears pretty nasty and probably is.  In cases where I am removing something that might contain asbestos or nasty chemicals that are no longer legal, I use quite a [...]