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  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Buyers should look for signs that a home hasn't been well-maintained

    To hear professional home inspectors tell it, Americans take better care of their automobiles than their homes. Consequently, every home buyer should plan to spend the $400 to $600 necessary to have the house they like best thoroughly examined by an...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

    Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
    I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative...
  • Bath renovation tips

     Bath renovation tips
    Bathrooms are not much over 10 percent of the floor space in typical homes. But per square foot, they're often the most expensive due to all the plumbing, fixtures and finishes like tile instead of drywall. That goes for remodeling, too, where estimates...
  • Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze

    Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze
    The first-known ceramics were ceremonial figurines fashioned 24,000 years ago. So it's safe to call ceramic art an ancient industry. Yet it's also an evolving and of-the-moment one. A spate of contemporary ceramicists who specialize in small-batch,...
  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • Free seminar set for Thursday in Pembroke Pines

    Exports Broward County's popular export seminar, "11 Steps to Exporting – A Roadmap to Your Exporting Success!" will be offered Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Keiser University campus in Pembroke Pines at 1640 SW 145th Ave. The session...
  • Chili Pepper Chad Smith Picks Up Venice Pied-a-Terre

    BUYER: Chad Smith LOCATION: Venice, CA PRICE: $2,755,000 SIZE: 2,800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Several of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been in the mood to change up their residential property portfolios lately. Last...
  • Living Smart: House cleaning means the exterior, too

    House cleaning isn't just an inside job. Your siding, driveway and garage floor get dirty, too. And just as a freshly cleaned car seems to drive better, a spic-and-span exterior feels great to come home to. Siding: You can clean it the tried-and-true...
  • Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch
    Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.   The district includes...