It can't imagine that any self-respecting termite could not find its way thru the 10 foot
spaces between the baits, so I chose the chemical barrier method. When my 20 years was up and I had to retreat my house to keep a termite bond in effect, I actually read the terms of my old bond and realized that my previous company would have only paid a maximum of $250 for termite damage to my hardwood. That is when I decided to shop around and find a new company with a more reasonable replacement policy. So read the "bond policy" before you decide.
Yes, there are various colors. I used a light grey on mine. The stain does not need any kind
of chips for traction. It looks like paint but it is stain. We painted the floor of the garage at a previous house & that was a big mistake!
Mine still looks good after maybe 10 years, except where I dropped furniture stain during one of my refinishing project - yeah I know, I should have used a dropcloth or at least some cardboard under the funriture - but too late now. Floor really does clean fairly well without being sealed, but maybe a sealer would have been a good idea in my workshop area.
A large portion of my concrete driveway got a crack which allowed water to get underneath and form a void, which in turn caused that part of the driveway to lean and make an even bigger
crack for water to enter. I hired a company that drilled holes in the concrete and pumped cement (under pressure) underneath the leaning portion to raise it back to level as it filled the voids. It cost me about $400 which was much better than replacing a whole driveway. This process can even level a house or a bridge - absolutely amazing!
compare with the cost of replacing a shingle roof? Present roof is just old, so no HO insurance involved.
Commented on Feb 03, 2011
Maybe forever, but at least longer than my present roof is going to last. To clarify my
question, I know metal is more expensive but I want to know how much more? I want to know the approximate COST of one versus the other? So what is the going rate for architectural shingles per "square" (removing old shingles) vs. regular asphalt shingles, & how many sf in a "square" that roofers quote?