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Is Quikrete as Strong as Regular Concrete?

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to working with concrete is: “Is Quikrete as strong as regular concrete?”

When you’re planning a project involving concrete, whether it’s installing a fencepost or pouring a slab for a garage, the question of whether to go with fast-setting or standard concrete pops comes up. Each type has its relative strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll want to have a good grasp on the merits of different concrete mixes before heading down to the hardware store and stocking up.

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How to Cut Down (Shorten) a Fence Panel?

If you’re building a fence in your yard with prefab wood fence panels, one of the most common issues you’re likely to run into is one or more panels that are too long. Standard wood fence panels typically come in 8-foot lengths, so if your desired fence length is 70 feet long, you’ll need to cut down a fence panel section to 3.33 feet long to complete the fence.

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How to Install a Fence Panel?

Installing a prefab panel fence is one of the best options when it comes to DIY fencing. Instead of putting together the entire thing on your own, you’ll be able to choose from several different styles of premade fence panels. These panels come in different heights, woods types, and lattice designs – so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one that meets your privacy and design needs.

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How to Install a Gate Latch Cable (Pull String)?

Having a gate latch that’s easy to open from both sides will make your gate easy for just about anyone to operate. If you’ve got kids, older relatives, or anyone with reduced mobility who’s not able to reach over the gate to operate the latch, then learning to install a gate latch cable or pull string is worthwhile.

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How to Paint a Wooden Gate?

Painting or repainting a wooden gate is one of the best ways to spruce up your home’s exterior and enhance its curb appeal. A good paint job will also protect your wooden gate from moisture damage and rot – greatly extending its lifespan and functionality.

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How to Repair Cracks in Concrete?

While concrete is one of the most durable and long-lasting construction materials available, it’s still subject to cracking over time. Repeated freezing and thawing over winter, the ground below it settling, and tree roots growing can all lead to unsightly cracks in your garage floor, driveway, or sidewalk.  

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