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Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about:
- Soundproofing: Want to block out the sounds of those noisy upstairs neighbors? We have two suggestions for Gloria on how to soundproof her ceiling to muffle those loud footsteps.
- Patching Concrete: What’s the best way to patch the concrete driveway near a garage? John gets a recommendation on a product that makes it fast, easy, and durable.
- Cleaning Siding: Water runoff from the narrow gutters is staining the aluminum siding of Patricia’s home. Cleaning products may help, but it might really be an erosion of the siding finish that needs painting instead.
- Insulation: Blown-in insulation around the ceiling AC ducts has gotten compressed over time. Robert gets tips on whether to remove the old insulation and start over or add more insulation to supplement what’s there.
- Windows: Old steel-framed windows that are screwed into brick walls are hard to repair. Deanne is better off hiring a professional who can measure and install replacement windows that will fit just right.
- Basement Walls: Brenda wants to know the best wall materials to use when renovating her basement. She should leave space between the concrete block wall and the framing to allow moisture to evaporate and use fiberglass-faced drywall.
- Propane Stove: How can Glen replace a wood-burning stove with a propane heat stove? He gets info on installing a propane burner and converting from natural gas.
- Sinking Concrete: A poured concrete slab for a porch is sinking because the sand wasn’t packed properly. Charles will have to break up the slab and fill the space before pouring new concrete.
- Countertops: Sam’s Formica kitchen countertop expands and contracts, pulling away from the wall. We offer tips on adding a foam backer rod to fill the gap and using caulk so she can install a backsplash.