Cleaning a Bluestone Patio

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean Bluestone Many homes have concrete and blue-stone walkways, steps and patios.  The problem is leaves, pollen and rust stains that develop can very difficult to remove. This article will address using a pressure washer as best practice for cleaning a Bluestone patio. Use A Pressure Washer The most effective and safe cleaning method…

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DECKED Truck Bed Toolbox

By Scott Arnold

DECKED – Truck Bed Storage Solution I don’t think that the importance of tool organization in your truck, trailer or van can be overstated. Think about how much time and energy goes into looking for tools in messy and unorganized trailers, trucks or vans. That time should be time spent on task and not looking…

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Building a Cedar Raised Garden Bed

By Robert Robillard

How To Build A Raised Garden Planter Building a Cedar Raised Garden Bed is a great way to grow healthy plants, herbs, and vegetables. A raised garden bed is a large planting container that sits aboveground and is filled with soil and plants. There are many benefits for raised bed gardening, such as; Perfect for growing…

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How to Clean Granite Steps

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning Exterior Granite It wasn’t long after I started working as a carpenter that I started advising clients to replace their rotting wooden stairs with stone and granite steps. Granite makes an excellent choice for front entry stairs because of its hardness and resistance to ice melt products.  Additionally granite compliments gives and a sense…

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Preventing Patio Weed Growth with Polymeric Sand

By Robert Robillard

Using Polymeric Sand To Refresh A Patio I have a Blue stone patio with ¾” wide paver joints between the pavers. Weeds are inevitable and the best way I’ve found to eliminate them is with Polymeric sand. Preventing Patio Weed Growth with Polymeric Sand is considered a “best practice,” by many landscape designers and masons.…

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Generac Speedwash 3200PSI Pressure Washer

By Robert Robillard

Generac Speedwash 3200PSI Pressure Washer 71430 Review Pressure washers are perfect for boat, deck cleaning, wood restoration, paint preparation, graffiti removal, and heavy equipment cleaning. We took a close look at the Generac Speedwash 3200PSI Pressure Washer. Heavy Dirt Cleaning Pressure washers use compressed water to create a powerful water streams that can be used to…

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Matching Jobs with Prospects in the Lumber Industry

By Robert Robillard

Jobs in the Lumber Industry A four-year college degree isn’t for everyone, and the country is starting to realize that fact. Labor shortage in the building industry is an ongoing issue – we all know that, we’ve all experienced it. And now one wood association is doing something about it: the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association…

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Stanley Fubar

By Robert Robillard

Stanley Fatmax Extreme Fubar III Review by Ralph Mroz You’ve probably seen this Stanley demo bar in ads or at the store and wondered how it wouldvperform. So did I, and a deck demo job came along that let me satisfy my curiosity. Jumping to the bottom line: I liked this bar a whole lot…but for…

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