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Clam Bake fundraiser Saturday, September 12th

Come and celebrate fall with a Clam Bake fundraiser for Home Repair Resource Center, the Cleveland Heights nonprofit, from 5 to 9 pm on Saturday, September 12th. Patrons will enjoy a relaxing evening on the beautiful grounds of the McGregor Home, filled with fun and fellowship, festive music, an auction of unique items and enticing experiences – and, of course, a delicious traditional clam bake!… Read the rest

Senior Expo on September 1st

Seniors are invited to attend Home Repair Resource Center’s annual Senior Expo. This year’s event, “Prepare, Preserve, Protect,” will be held on Tuesday, September 1st, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard.… Read the rest

Women’s electrical classes to start September 30th

Applications are now being accepted for the “electrical repairs” module in our Home How-To women’s repair course. The module will run from September 30th through November 18th, with weekly classes each Wednesday from 7–9 pm. Tuition for the module is $120 for Cleveland Heights residents and $150 for non-residents, but applications submitted by September 16th will qualify for a $20 “early-bird” discount.… Read the rest

HRRC offers information, hands-on practice to help you prepare for winter

As much as we don’t like thinking about it, winter’s arrival is inevitable – and it pays to get prepared ahead of time. HRRC has scheduled a series of talks, classes, and workshops to help homeowners get their homes ready for winter and prevent unpleasant surprises.… Read the rest
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Repair Tips

Pressure-treated wood: how safe is it?

For the last 70 years, people have been using pressure-treated (PT) wood for projects where resistance to moisture, rot, and insect damage is important: porches, decks, play sets, fences, and other outside structures. Most professionals recommend using PT wood for all outdoor projects.… Read the rest

Asphalt driveway repair

Those small cracks and depressions in your asphalt driveway can cause a whole lot of destruction. They provide places for water to work its way into and under the pavement; when that water freezes in the winter, it will expand – cracking apart the asphalt and even heaving up whole sections of the driveway, like icebergs.… Read the rest

Straightening a leaning garage

Many people despair of straightening their leaning garage. Yet, doing the project on a do-it-yourself basis can be relatively simple. Many garages in older communities were put up before there were building codes to control the construction process. To say they were poorly built would be putting it mildly.… Read the rest
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