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Drywall damage can be a real eyesore, but DIY repairs may make it even worse. Professional quality drywall repair involves a lot more than putting spackle over a crack or hole. Resist the temptation to do it yourself and call on The Patch Boys of Lake and Porter Counties.
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If you notice cracks appearing that are between 1/8 and of an inch in width, this can still be a result of house movement after construction. It may also be a minor seasonal movement of the foundation. Concrete foundations built on clay soil will make minor movements with seasonal moisture changes. This can be remedied using tape, bedding, and plaster.
Minor vertical and diagonal cracks can be attributed to normal settling after construction. However, a horizontal crack can be a cause of concern and a professional assessment is needed to provide a solution. It is most likely caused by soil drying under the foundation. Some horizontal cracks are readily apparent where the wall joins the ceiling.
Granite Foundation Repair offers a free foundation inspection, which includes looking for drywall cracks. If you find drywall cracks, you can use our team to determine whether or not you have a larger problem at hand.
The first few weeks after quitting can be hard for anyone. And staying away from tobacco may be extra tough during a holiday season, when stress and the temptation to overindulge are often worse. Some special efforts can help you celebrate the holidays without giving in to the urge. Many of these ideas can also help throughout the year.
The cracking and popping sounds happening during a chiropractic adjustment can be a sign that the therapy is effectively relieving the pressure from your spinal discs. Cracking your back at home could also indicate that your spinal vertebra instability or cartilaginous tissue damage.
Deteriorated cartilage around the spinal joints could also cause the cracking sound. In this case, the pop is not from gas or release of pressure. Instead, it is as a result of bones rubbing together. This could be accompanied by pain and a grinding sensation.
Another explanation for the popping sound as postulated by experts is gas build-up from misaligned joints. Experts believe that over time, gases like nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide can build up in dislocated joints caused by poor posture or lifting movements. Stretching releases the gas, hence the cracking sound.
If you have any doubt about the difference between cracking your own back and a chiropractor adjustment, do yourself the favor of visiting a reputable chiropractor at least once for an evaluation and adjustment so you can experience it for yourself.
Let's face it: Sometime during the life of an average acoustic guitar, it will likely develop at least a small crack. You are carrying around a wooden box made of exotic hardwoods measuring anywhere from about .090" to .150" in thickness. That's a pretty fragile thing in and of itself. When you factor in that the strings are applying upwards of 180 pounds of force to the top via the bridge, it's really a wonder that guitar bodies hold together at all.
Cracks vary as much as all other things guitar, but there are some commonalities that can be addressed to give us a better understanding of them and how to proceed with a repair. Since cracks most often occur in the body woods, let's first look at the body, panel by panel.
Most of the worst and hardest-to-repair cracks happen on a guitar's top. One of the most common instances is actually not a crack at all, but a center-seam separation. This usually happens when the guitar is allowed to dry out, causing the two halves of the top to come unglued at the center seam. It most often occurs in the area from the bridge to the end block.
With all top cracks, timing of the repair is critical. The longer you wait to fix the crack, the less likely it can be done invisibly. Also, try and resist the temptation to run your finger over the crack to feel it. This puts oils and dirt from your hand into the crack, which makes it hard to re-glue and can leave a dark line that can't be removed.
If you know that you're not looking at a finish crack and the top is indeed cracked, remove the string tension and get the guitar to a good repairperson as soon as possible. Center-seam separations or other lengthy top cracks can be made stable (if not invisible) without removing the bridge and "overspraying" the top. Overspraying (spraying over the existing finish) is an option if you just can't live with the cosmetic imperfection of a crack, but it should be avoided on any vintage guitar.
Don't try this at home, but with cracks caused by low humidity, we always start by putting a trash bag over the entire body and adding humidity inside the bag for a couple of weeks. This will close up the crack dramatically before we proceed with the repair. We use thin Super Glue for most of the crack-sealing operations.
If the crack has been open for years, the humidity method with the trash bag won't work as well, and a splint may be needed to close the crack. Top cracks are tricky because that's where the most stress is applied, but also because the light color of spruces and cedars most often used for tops makes for a much harder, cosmetic repair.
Since the guitar sides are usually the thinnest woods on the body, and since they are in just the right position to get whacked on something (often while playing), they sometimes get cracked. Even if the sides of a body are braced, a crack can still run right through the brace. I've seldom seen a case where a brace stopped a crack on a guitar.
The sides are the most likely place for a crack to occur when shipping an instrument. Always make sure that your guitar fits in its case well (not loose) when shipping it or traveling by plane. Cracks on the sides are repaired much the same way as top cracks, but repairs will usually look better cosmetically. This is because of the darker color of most side woods and the grain and grain fillers have a bit more going on to catch the eye and mask a crack than a top does.
The backs of guitars probably finish third in terms of frequency of cracks. The backs are usually a little thicker than either the top or sides, therefore a bit tougher. Matters of improper humidity usually don't affect the thicker, harder woods on the back as much. The repair procedure is much the same as the top and sides, but the person doing the repair should be diligent on the interior cleanup of the guitar since the work could be visible through the soundhole.
When it comes down to it, I personally feel that you should enjoy and play your guitar, live with the little cracks and dings that inevitably happen, and not make yourself miserable about cosmetics. If you have a repair that needs to be made, just be sure to get a qualified person to do a good job. Until next time, keep on pickin'!
This is what is wrong with epoxy: epoxy is not wood. Epoxy expands and contracts at a different rate than wood does. A few years after the epoxy patch is done, the wood surrounding the patch loosens, and cracks appear around the epoxy. When this happens, water is allowed to make its way into these cracks. Once the water finds its way in, the rot continues. (See Why Do Logs Rot)
Some people with T-cell skin lymphoma develop erythroderma: generalised reddening of the skin, which can be intensely itchy, dry and scaly. The skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet can thicken and crack. Lymph nodes may also swell, often in the neck, armpits or groin.
Jawbreakers have two big things going against them. First, they need to be sucked for a while and have the same long-term sugar issues with long sugar consumption as Jolly Ranchers. Second, they live up to their name with their hard nature and can chip or crack teeth.
Skin becomes dry when it doesn't have enough moisture in it to keep it feeling supple and soft. Dry skin can feel rough, and if your skin is beginning to flake, it can look scaly. In severe cases of dry skin, it may be painful or crack and bleed.
The most severe cases cause cracking of your skin; this is painful and also leaves your skin prone to infections. Eczema is a fairly common cause of dry skin and can be exacerbated by irritants, allergens, and stress.
Repairing plate-glass will keep dirt and moisture out of the damaged area. Plus, it will minimize the temptation for people to place fingers or other objects into the damaged area. More importantly, it will strengthen the glass to minimize the chance of further breakage. Plate Glass repairs will not be optically correct but will improve the cosmetics considerably.
Hit the power button immediately after taking the tablet out of the water and make sure the device is off. With no power flowing, water has a limited ability to cause damage. Avoid the temptation to turn it back on, as that could make the situation worse.
To avoid picking at those dry flecks of skin, it's important to prevent those cracks in the first place. Meaning: Keep the lips aptly hydrated, especially as we enter colder weather. "Keeping them hydrated with an SPF emollient lip balm is one of the best ways to reduce dryness that can lead to picking," says Ife J. Rodney, M.D., FAAD, founding director of Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics. "This will help keep your lips conditioned and speed up cell turnover."
"Dry lips may also be a sign of a vitamin [gap] like B vitamins or zinc," notes Rodney. (Specifically a lack of folate1, B62, B123, and B24 has been associated with cracked lips.) If you think you might be dealing with a nutritional gap, "add a supplement or multivitamin after speaking with your doctor," Rodney continues. Here's our list of favorite multivitamins for you to choose from.
How good are you at following instructions? For example, DO NOT lick your lips! No matter how dry or chapped they may be, absolutely resist the temptation to lick. I myself have a hard time following my command in this situation because when stated so emphatically it is hard not to want to moisten the lips. But that is about the worst thing you can do for dry lips, as you will discover in a moment.