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Very wide concrete crack

Don’t Fix Your Garage Floor Until You Read This

For most cracks and damage, you will clean out the damaged area, making sure it is free from oils dust and debris, and then fill it with the appropriate repair material. Diagnose the issue first. Do-it-yourself repairs won't last if there is an underlying structural problem. Read on to learn why these problems are happening, what to do about them, and more importantly look for danger signs so you know when to get some help.
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Using an angle grinder on a concrete low spot

How Do You Fix Low Spots in Concrete?

Use a de-greaser to remove oil from the surface. Use a wire brush, or a grinder or an acid-substitute, to prepare the concrete. For large areas use a floor buffer with a grinding attachment. Vacuum up loose material. Trowel a patch kit onto the surface.
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Bad case of concrete spalling

How Do You Fix Garage Floor Spalling and Pitting?

How do you fix concrete garage floor spalling and pitting? Test for and remove weakened adjacent areas; clean and prepare the surface to be repaired; and patch the area with an epoxy-based topping. Before fixing the problem, though, check for serious moisture or structural issues that would require professional help to fix.
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Wide garage floor crack

How Do You Fix Garage Floor Cracks?

How do you fix garage floor cracks? Depending on the crack size and quantity, use a wire brush, chisel or an angle grinder with a crack chasing wheel to loose and break off nearby or loose concrete. Vacuum away all concrete debris. Fill the crack with epoxy based concrete crack filler. Before you get started though, diagnose whether the crack is indicative of a structural problem that requires professional help to fix. Go ahead and fix cosmetic cracks yourself.
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Move the shed from the garage to generator shed enclosure

Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Learn how to store a generator so that it doesn't take up garage space; doesn't get exposed to rain and snow; and isn't wicked loud.
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Installed VacMaster VWM510

Unboxing the VacMaster VWM510 Vacuum Cleaner

Is the VWM510 as good a vacuum cleaner as my research led me to believe? The unboxing, assembly and installation were incredibly easy. The on-board accessory storage is clever. The machine hangs neatly on the wall, but I can also use the wheels. I have 21 ft. of cord (which might be shorter than I thought) and a remote on-off switch.
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Reflective non-fiberglass garage door insulation kit

Should You Insulate the Garage Door? Read This Before You Do

Should you insulate your garage door? Yes, if you first seal any air gaps, and analyze other garage areas, including the walls, windows, ceilings and floor.
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VacMaster, DeWalt, VacuMaid, and Ridgid Vacuum Cleaners

Best Garage Vacuum Quiz 2018-2019

Take a fun quiz to find out which vacuum cleaner contest winner is right for your garage.
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Garage vacuum competitors

What is the Absolute Best Garage Vacuum Cleaner (2018-2019)

I wanted know, is there a vacuum cleaner out there than can beat the VacMaster VWM510? I compared the VacMaster to a Bissell, a Stanley, a GarageVac, a DeWalt, a VacuMaid, a Hoover, four Shop-Vacs, two Workshops and two Ridgids. I narrowed it down to four machines...
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The Best VacMaster Garage Vacuum Cleaner

The Best VacMaster Vacuum Cleaner for Your Garage

VacMaster makes some really cost-effective, powerful and highly-rated vacuum cleaners. I scored each one on eight factors I have to have in a garage vacuum cleaner. The winner achieved an almost perfect...
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