Q The mortar joints surrounding the stones in my walkway are crumbling Can they be patched Nellie Kurtzman, Mount Vernon, NY Martin D Arcy, owner, DNF Construction, replies A stone walkway with cracked mortar is an eyesore and can become a tripping hazard if water gets underneath and loosens the stones.
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, Composite k hours earlier, I had rolled up to the house ready to knock out the deck project Posts were set delivered Piece of cake Started laying the deck, and was a little surprised at the slow going Hm OK, I ll use the special no drill, auto countersink screws Thud Still not getting
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The present invention integrates the use of pre manufactured structures with minimal on site installation and lift slab construction to achieve the construction of multi story buildings The present invention may optionally incorporate several environmentally friendly and or green building practices The present invention
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