Capital Industries Shares When to Repair Concrete Ceilings – Press Release

MATTITUCK, N.Y., Aug 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Industries, a leader in concrete ceiling crack repair, wants industries to be aware of how recognizing ceiling cracks can save time, money, and valuable property.

Structures are subject to movement over time. Causes of movement include a range of circumstances, including groundwork settlement, weather, moisture, and more. In general, ceiling cracks are the result of either structural damage or aging.

Causes of Ceiling Cracks

1. Moisture

Heavy moisture can significantly damage a ceiling, resulting in water seeping through the roof or upper floors and trickling down. After the initial damage, temperature fluctuation can make matters worse. Moisture will make structures expand and falling temperatures will cause them to contract. These are stressors on materials and joints, leading to cracks.

2. Excessive Weight

Cracked ceilings can be the result of the space above bearing too much weight. The aftereffect of

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How to Fix a Wrinkle in Drywall | Home Guides

A wrinkle sounds like a minor defect on a drywall-covered wall, and it usually is. It may have occurred because the drywall got wet, but if the drywall has dried out, and if it’s only a wrinkle, the repair is easy to accomplish. Wrinkles are more commonly the result of imperfectly taped seams. Drywall tape can separate from the wall when there isn’t enough mud underneath it. In that case, if it’s only a wrinkle, the repair is straightforward. Either way, you may have to do a little cutting before you cover the wrinkle with mud.

Cut out the wrinkled drywall paper or drywall tape, using a utility knife. Pull the paper or tape back to the point where it is still firmly attached to the wall.

Cover the damaged area on the drywall tape with a coat of drywall joint compound and lay a small piece of paper tape

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Common foundation crack misconceptions | Sponsored

Uneven foundation

Cracks in your foundation, no matter how small, are a serious issue. If you see cracks in your home’s foundation, including drywall cracks and cracked bricks, make sure you address them immediately. Photo Courtesy: Complete Basement Systems/Groundworks

First things first, we’d like to overcome four misconceptions.

Myth #1: Foundation Cracks Are a Sign of Normal Settling and Do Not Require Fixing

Although there’s some truth in it, not all foundation cracks are a result of natural settling. People often mistake a sunken foundation for natural settling. Unlike natural settling, foundation sinking occurs when the foundation is laid improperly. You should repair any cracks caused by a sinking foundation immediately.

Quick repairs prevent further damage to the foundation and forestall problems that accompany it. Foundation cracks may also allow water to seep into your basement. If not repaired quickly, this water can cause an array of problems, including wood rot, mold

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Revolutionary Eclipse(TM) Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | State

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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D.C. flooding: D.C. Water offers financial assistance after flooding

“What really happened to all of our basements?” she said. “What caused this immense amount of sewage that came out of our toilet and our shower?”

D.C. Water officials tried to explain the mess during a community videoconference call Wednesday evening. The utility also offered financial help for homeowners struggling to clean up, referring to the downpour as a “100-year storm event.”

Climate change is causing more short, high-intensity storms, the utility said. D.C.’s century-old water system is aging and stressed by development. Plans for green infrastructure and an overflow tunnel would help prevent flooding but are not yet online. And the existing 124 million-gallon Anacostia River Tunnel — running seven miles from RFK Stadium to the Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant — filled in about 35 minutes.

“Even when our system was working to its maximum capacity, it just could not accommodate this event,” said Kishia L. Powell, D.C.

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Brian Thompson | In a Nutshell: The DIYer painting debacle

Brian Thompson
 |  St. Augustine Record

You get these ideas in your head. I don’t know where they come from. Maybe you saw a picture in a magazine of some celebrity showing off their digs. Maybe you just got tired of looking at the same four walls, or the color you picked years ago. Maybe you just figured it was time for a change, or to try to be more sophisticated, or to add something new to your domicile.

Or, maybe you thought: “Hey, my life is pretty easy right now. No major issues. No nagging headaches. Not a lot to do on the weekend except relax on the sofa with a beer and watch Formula 1 racing. How can I muck that up real bad with a house project?”

I got it: Why don’t I paint the front room?

Yeah! That sounds like a GREAT idea! (Cue music from

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Mold is an expensive, dangerous problem you need to get ahead of

When my husband and I bought our current home in Upstate New York, our plan had been to spend the bulk of our renovation budget on a new kitchen and the main living spaces, and to just paint and spruce up the bedrooms. But a persistent dank, musty smell in the would-be bedrooms forced us to change course and reallocate our funds.

That smell turned out to be mold, and the only way to get rid of it was to take the walls down to the studs and rebuild. Our new kitchen would have to wait.

Chris McLaughlin, sales manager for JES Foundation Repair, a company that works on foundations, crawl spaces and basements in the Washington, D.C., area, says that musty, dank smell is usually the first clue that you have a mold problem.

“The thing is, most people don’t even realize there is a problem. They grew up

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Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

The Drywall Repair Guys offer the benefit of their superior experience and knowledge to the San Diego area residents and contractors.

The Drywall Repair Guys are pleased to announce that they are celebrating a milestone of six years since the launch of the business. Before that time, Armando had accrued nearly four decades of experience in the industry. The drywall repair San Diego business is recognized as the best in the market, exhibiting professionalism, expertise, and ethics. The entire brand has been built on the reputation for quality services and products.

Drywall is a widely used building product. It can be applied quickly to studs or over other materials for a smooth and even surface. The product can be painted, stuccoed, plastered, or finished in different ways. While the boards are stable and smooth, they are also somewhat fragile. It doesn’t take much to put a deep scratch on the

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Bradenton family says two-week repair has left them without a home for nearly three months

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – Sherrie Guevara and her three daughters have been staying with family members and friends since early July when a repair project began inside their apartment unit in Bradenton.

She says she was asked to vacate her unit at Westbriar for two weeks, but nearly three months later, the repairs still aren’t finished.

“After the initial first two weeks, every time I would contact my landlord to ask for an update, he would tell me it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week,” said Guevara.

She says nearly three months without a stable place to live has been tough.

“It has been very stressful because I have been displaced with three of my kids. We are in the middle of COVID feeling kind of homeless at this point not having

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