Gutter Screen - Quality Aluminum Products "Rain Trap" (stock#: RT-SLOCK) Aluminum. Inexpensive. Easy to install (slips under the shingles and then clips on the front of the gutter). Handles heavy rains well. Special order these from building supply companies such as ABC Supply or United Products.
Asphalt Use to repair asphalt walkways and driveways. Clean the area first with the hose sprayer. Let dry then pour it out on a hot day put a board over it and tamp down with a hammer or your feet. Available at Menards (about $10).
Gutter Parts and Extensions Comes in 10 ft. sections. Plastic or aluminum. Available at Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, and some hardware stores.
Parging and Masonry Wall Repair - QuikWall is a product made by Quikcrete. Professionals say the product is great for masonry wall and parging repair. Check with your local supplier such as Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, and most home building material suppliers.
Glass Block Window Fans These fans are made for glass block windows. If you need ventilation in a basement or bathroom with glass block windows this is one option. I don't think they are available locally but they do sent them out.
Follow the manufacturers directions for use. Use these products responsibly. Not responsible for damages resulting from the use or misuse of these products.
Caulk Sealants, Primers, and Paint
BASF / SONNEBORN SL1 - Concrete Crack and Seam Repair SL1 is a one-component, non-priming, self-leveling elastomeric polyurethane designed for expansion joints in concrete floors and decks. Use it where flexibility, as well as abrasion and puncture resistance is required. Available at Allied Building Products and Brock/White.
Polyurethane Caulk - Regular or self leveling Use it to seal concrete seams and gaps. Available at most hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, etc.
Caulk Saver Foam rope like material to stuff into cracks and gaps prior to caulking so you don't have to use as much caulk. Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, most hardware stores.
Hilti Expanding Foam Use it to fill voids and dracks. Some have used this successfully to support raised walkways. Available only at Home Depot and Hilti stores.
Vulkem or PL Sealant Polyurethane, self-leveling. Used by many professionals to seal seams and cracks in concrete. Follow the directions. Use foam cords to stuff in large or deep cracks so you don't have to use so much sealant. Available at Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards.
Lexel Sealant/Caulk Stays clear as glass and lets the color of the surfaces caulked show through until painted. Mold and mildew resistant when cured. Use where paintable surfaces meet non-paintable (ie. Tile to wall, sink to counter, counter to wall. Available at Ace Hardware, Do It Best, True Value.
Big Stretch® Sealant Big Stretch acrylic latex caulk doesn't crack—it just stretches—up to 500%! Use it to caulk around doors, windows and siding. Big Stretch easily handles the movement all homes experience due to changes in temperature and humidity, wind, and season.
Cabot Deck Stain Australian Timberwood - One of the best stains you can use on your deck and outdoor wooden structures. Available at Lowes, Fleetfarm, and Do-It-Best Hardware stores.
Cover Stain (a Zinzer product) - An oil based primer that blocks stains, is sandable (to smooth rough walls), gives extra moisture protection (bathrooms, kitchens, exterior), interior/exterior, and dries in an hour. Available at most big box stores.
DC333 Fire retardant primer. Fire and mold protection in one application. Use where extra fire protection is desired. Follow manufacturers directions for application and use. They also make a fire resistant spray for fabric. Available at Menards.
Goodbye Cracks Elastomeric spray which you spray over crack repairs before you paint and this product will flex and bend instead of crack. Follow directions! Available at Menards.
The Works Cleans, removes rust, mildew, calcium, lime, and soap scum. Use before sealing tile grout or any time you clean bathtub or shower. Available at Cub, Walmart, and Rainbow.
Super Clean Best cleaner I have ever found. also a degreaser. Takes "set in" stains out of clothing. Comes in spray bottle or gallon jug. Very inexpensive. Available at Walmart, and many automotive stores.
Moldex - Mold and Mildew Remover It kills the spores. Use to clean bathrooms, kitchens, etc where what appears to be mold or mildew is present. They also make a Mold Blocker - Use this after cleaning to prevent the return of mold and mildew stains. Available at Menards.
Never Wet Rust-Oleum® NeverWet is a two-step product system designed to create a moisture repelling barrier on a variety of surfaces. It is suitable for use on metal, wood, aluminum, galvanized metal, PVC, concrete, masonry, asphalt, vinyl siding, fiberglass, canvas, most plastics and more. Available at Home Depot.
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