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  • How to repair a cracked retaining wall

    DEAR TIM: Thirteen years ago, a long poured-concrete retaining wall was installed when our home was built. We didn't hire the builder, and we have come to discover he built the home and wall using poor construction methods. Believe it or not, there are no...
  • Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port

    Customs agents seize 128 pounds of cocaine at Baltimore port
    In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container. Customs agents put the estimated street...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today
    The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
  • Burst water pipe cancels classes at Iroquois School

    Burst water pipe cancels classes at Iroquois School
    Classes will resume Friday at Iroquois Community School following a broken water pipe that forced the school to close on Wednesday and today, district officials said. The water pipe, located near the Des Plaines school's front entrance, burst about a...
  • Step-by-step directions for fixing broken tile

    Step-by-step directions for fixing broken tile
    The rap against tile, especially in kitchens, is that whatever you drop on it breaks. Tile itself can also break due to gaps in grout that let in water, a failing adhesive bond, a plywood base that's not strong enough, or a popped nail head in the...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • 2, 5 freeway connector to reopen after fuel tanker fire caused closure

    2, 5 freeway connector to reopen after fuel tanker fire caused closure
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • 25 years in the making, a dream house rises

    25 years in the making, a dream house rises
    If you worked on a house for five years, you'd call it a labor of love, right? What if that process took 25 years? Is there a name for that? This is the story behind architect Paul Zajfen's epic quest in Laguna Beach. Zajfen, a design principal at the...
  • Roof flashing done right

    Roof flashing done right
    Asphalt, wood shakes, slate and other overlapped roofings are fine until they meet an obstruction. Up against a dormer, a vent pipe, a chimney, they need flashing — a patchwork of metal sheets, and sometimes rubber, that bridges the gaps and keeps...
  • Extra-alarm fire destroys Northwest Side warehouse

    Extra-alarm fire destroys Northwest Side warehouse
    Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a concrete warehouse in the Hanson Park neighborhood this morning. The fire started inside the Advanced On-site Concrete Inc. warehouse, 1945 N. Latrobe Ave., just after 9 a.m. and was...
  • How to repair hardwood floor cracks

    DEAR TIM: I've got cracks between the tongue and groove boards of my hardwood floor in certain places. One of the locations is in front of my refrigerator where the ice maker supply line developed a tiny leak that went undetected for a month. Other places...