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Conquering the Stoop

Previously on D’oh…we removed our old concrete steps and started the base for the new steps. This time, the focus is on building the platform for the top of the deck. Building a platform is about making sure everything is well-supported. … Continue reading

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That First Step’s a Doozy

Anything that requires twelve steps is not worth doing. – Homer Simpson Recently, I wrote about demolishing concrete steps from the side of our house. Writing that post, and looking at those photos, brought it all back. I had to … Continue reading

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Get Set for More Concrete Calculators!

Ready for more concrete information? In Finding Online Concrete Calculators: is it Getting Harder? I recommended the best calculators for a base or pad. As I mentioned there, many online calculators can help you to work out how much concrete you … Continue reading

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Tie Me Gazebo Down, Sport

Beer. Now there’s a temporary solution. – Homer Simpson A few years ago, I built a floating deck in the back yard. We wanted to put a gazebo on it to provide shade. One day, I intend to build a … Continue reading

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