Fypon PVC Trellis System

By Robert Robillard

Fypon Trellis When contractor Steve Roth purchased a dilapidated 1900s era two-story home during a foreclosure sale in Archbold, Ohio his mind was set on transforming the structure into a duplex home. He used a variety of low-maintenance building materials to replace rotting exterior materials. One of the products he used, a PVC trellis system…

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How To Remove A Rust Stain Off Concrete Or Bluestone

By Robert Robillard

Techniques and Tips For Cleaning Rust From Concrete Remove stubborn rust stain fast and easily. Many homes have concrete and blue-stone walkways, steps and patios.  The problem is rust stains can occur from patio furniture, umbrella stands, fire pits or toys.  These stains can very difficult to remove. Detailed below step by step are the…

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Steel Deck Framing System

By Robert Robillard

Steel Deck Framing System eliminates the need for pressure treated wood deck frames Trex Elevations™  will manufacture and market new Trex Elevations Steel Deck Framing – a Steel Deck Framing System that offers   superior longevity performance and aesthetics as Trexdecking and railing products. Trex Elevations is a dual-coated, galvanized steel, which not only looks great but…

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Porch Post Trim

By Robert Robillard

Adding Trim to a Porch Post Dear Concord Carpenter, I have a side porch that has painted 4×4 posts.  They are fairly new and in great shape but ugly.  I want to make them look bigger and better. A friend told me to buy 1×4 and 1×6 trim and rip the 1×6 trim to fit. …

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Deck Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

It’s Never too Late to Clean Up the Deck By Joe “the Pro” Sainz  at www.BeThePro.com Early summer is a great time of year.  The weather’s good, it’s time to grill a few burgers and you can do a few things around the house, including cleaning up the deck. For much of the U.S., the…

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Wood Post Protector

By Robert Robillard

post protector I love new and innovative products.  The post protector seems to be one of those -Please note that I have not tested this yet. Wood posts are popular for many projects including barns, decks, pergolas, mail boxes, play sets and light posts. The problem we all face is rot, decay and insect damage.  Longevity is always a concern anytime we…

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Deck Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

  Deck Inspection and Maintenance Homeowners across the country have slowly migrated from the comfort of their couches to the splendor of the sunshine. What better place to enjoy the outdoors than your deck. But is your deck prepared for the summer season? Deck Maintenance is a huge concern in my world. With more than…

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Setting Posts In Concrete

By Robert Robillard

Setting Fence and Deck Posts While the outdoor living trend continues to grow, many homeowners are electing to do projects themselves — and opting for simple and cost effective outdoor improvements. According to a 2010 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) survey of residential landscape architects, larger scale projects such as outdoor kitchens remain popular,…

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