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Prepping and cleaning your wood deck for staining and sealing

Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Expert Advice | No Comments

By Jeff A. Mudd | Best-Rate Repair The first step to protecting and preserving your deck is to make sure the wood is ready to accept a stain or sealer. To find out, determine if the wood is “thirsty”. Test absorbency by sprinkling water on the surface; if the water soaks in rapidly, the surface is ready. And no, spilling your lemonade is not a good test, just sticky!

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How to protect the exterior of your house from wood rot during this crazy El Niño season

Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Expert Advice | No Comments

By Jeff A. Mudd | Best-Rate Repair The normally chipper weathermen and women on the local San Diego news channels having been sounding the drums of war for the last few months. “El Niño is coming!” they’ve cried. And so it has come, drenching San Diego in buckets of rainfall that doesn’t show any sign of letting up. This super storm system (also dubbed “Darth Niño” in the popular press) has been continually compared to […]

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