“Ideas from Ed” (July 2020) Ed is a do-it-yourselfer who is happy to share some of his ideas and experiences in this monthly column. This month: Screen scene Truly historic homes sometimes have real wooden-framed window screens, often with copper screening nicely sandwiched between layers of finished wood. Many of us at some time or another have had “storm windows” or something similar installed, with more modern metal frames. Perhaps at some point I’ll demonstrate replaci
Ed is a do-it-yourselfer who is happy to share some of his ideas and experiences in
this monthly column. This month: Crack attack! One thing is for sure. If you have concrete anywhere, it will crack sooner or later.
It may be from frost heave, differential settlement, poor construction techniques, or one of many other reasons. When concrete is placed (BTW, that’s the proper term, instead of
“poured”), hopefully there will be “control joints” either made during the install