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How to Permanently Fix a Cracked Wall 

Whether there are cracks in the concrete, plaster and drywall, we can all agree that that they are such eyesores. These cracks are commonly caused by settling of the house which naturally happens over time. The good news is; you can repair a hairline crack easily. You can use simple materials and tools you have at home or purchase at a local hardware store.  

Cracked Wall

However, if the surface or wall has a huge and horizontal crack, the damage is already severe. Other types of cracks are also other signs of a potential structural problem. If you notice a not-so-simple crack, hire a professional of foundation repair Mesquite. 

Cracks on Drywall 

One of the easiest crack repairs you can do at your house are the ones on the drywall. Grab a utility knife and cut a 1/8 inch V-notch along the crack’s length. The loose materials should be vacuumed out. Use a joint compound or mesh joint tape to cover the crack. Follow this with a joint compound (thin layer only) and make it extend on each tape’s side for about 2 inches. Allow to dry before applying a second coat of the compound which should be about 7 inches to the crack’s side. Dry again for about 12 hours. Now the cracks are gone and your drywall is ready to be painted once again.  

Cracks on Plaster Wall Patching 

If there are cracks on the plaster wall, you can treat them the same way you treated the cracks on the drywall using a joint compound. But if the plaster is moving away from the lath, you have to do a two-step process first to shore up the wall. First, drill holes that penetrate the plaster. Vacuum the debris and dust. Spray the hole with an adhesive conditioner. Begin injecting the holes with the adhesive, staring from its lowest point. Use a damp sponge to clean the excess adhesive.  

Use a drill to attach the plaster rings so you can pull the plaster up to the wall. Remove the rings. Use a joint compound to hire the original cracks and the holes too. Sand the surface lightly and apply a joint compound for the second coating. When the surface is already dry, sand smoothen it.  

Cracks in Concrete Walls 

If you noticed cracks in your concrete walls, you will need an epoxy repair kit to repair the cracks. First, you have to tap finish nails into the crack so you can attach the injection ports later. The epoxy has two parts and you will have to mix before you can use them. Use a putty knife to mix equal parts of the epoxy. Apply a mixed epoxy on each injection port tab (which should be small portion only). Cover each finished nails to attach the port on the wall. Apply the epoxy mixture on the crack. Allow to cure for about 10 hours. Inject liquid concrete repair by using a caulk gun into the ports. Allow to cure for 5 days/  

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5 Features You Should Look for in a Smartphone

If you ditched your old phone because it doesn’t suit your needs, you have to carefully choose your next one. A lot of smartphone brands that promises lots of features and specifications and most of them even claimed to be “the next big thing” in the world of smartphones. There are a lot to choose from, which makes it difficult for you to finalize your decision. So in this article, we are sharing with you the features you have to consider before you make your final purchase.  

Smartphone

Screen Size 

Almost ten years ago, smartphones are only used for texting and calling. The 2D graphics are not easy in the eyes so a large screened phone is such a burden rather than useful. But when the touch screen phones were introduced in the world, 4 inch screen phones are becoming the thing. Until now, the larger the screen you have, the better the phone is.  

When you’re buying a new phone, choose the one that you’re comfortable with. The 4-5 inch phones are practical because it can easily fit in your phone, comfortable to hold in your hand, not too small or too big and also light weight.  

Screen Resolution and Display 

Aside from the size, the screen resolution is also the main concern of the consumers. No wonder why manufacturers put a lot of efforts in it too; just look at iPhone’s sleek screen resolution and display. Screen resolution is the amount of screen pixels; the more the phone has those pixels the better its display will be. One of the complaints of consumers to the phone repair in Denver is that their LCD has a bad display especially if it gets damaged.  

Camera 

People love to document almost everything now. So the camera feature is one of the most important things if you want to blog or take nice photos. There are many brands out there that are laden with mega pixels, so when you buy one try the videos and take photos. Research more about the camera’s specifications, read about people’s reviews about it.  

Software Features 

When you buy a phone, don’t get fooled by the cool “features” that it comes with, as claimed by its manufacturers. The features might be eye-catching, but do you really need it? To know more about the phone’s features, search for its specifications, video demo and many more. Assess your needs. Do you really need those software features? They should benefit you too.  

Memory and Processing Power 

The other cool features are just useless if you don’t have enough RAM to install the apps you want. If your phone also has slow processing process, it would be annoying for you to get the apps working. However you shouldn’t also be lured by those high-end phones if you don’t need that much processing power. If you just need a phone with the features and power that are essential to your needs, you can purchase the midrange phones. It’s still up to you at the end of the day.