SOLVED: What is the Best Concrete Crack Filler?

The best solution for your cracked concrete depends on the size of the crack.

A common question that homeowners have is, “What’s the best concrete crack filler?” The answer depends on how wide the crack is and if it is moving.  

For cracks up to a half-inch wide on horizontal surfaces, Quikrete Crack Seal is the easiest solution.

You simply pour the latex repair liquid into the groove, where it dries to the natural color of concrete. Because it’s liquid, it’s self-leveling.   

For horizontal and vertical applications, Quikrete Advanced Polymer Concrete Crack Sealant is a good fit. 

It is applied from a caulk tube and it seals and waterproofs with a textured finish that blends right into concrete surfaces. It is tack-free in just 60 minutes while remaining flexible.  

For deep cracks that aren’t moving, or hairline cracks, Quikrete FastSet Concrete Crack Repair is a good choice.

The fast-drying, two-part repair comes in a single cartridge with a low viscosity, so it penetrates deep into cracks, self-levels and is suitable for cracks from hairline to 1 inch wide.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Danny Lipford, posed in this home bathroom, points to a box with a Broan-NuTone ventilation fan that he will install in his personal shower.
Want to breathe easily? Install a ventilation fan like this one in your bathrooms, home gym and laundry room.

New homes are more energy-efficient than ever, thanks to construction improvements that seal them tight. But these home-building innovations also negatively affect indoor air quality.

That’s because the latest construction techniques that keep outside air and water outdoors, where they belong, also trap stale, polluted air inside your home.   

Fortunately, it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home with clean air to breathe. You just need to make some lifestyle adjustments and, possibly, some home improvements.


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No one wants the smell of last night’s cooking in the house today — not to mention the moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew. (©Adam, Adobe Stock Photos)

Sources of Pollution

All kinds of pollutants affect your home’s indoor air quality, but some are more common than others.

Think of how you cook food, and how you cool, heat and furnish each room. Oil, gas and kerosene are household necessities; so are coal and wood. And don’t forget about cleaning products, pesticides and paint packed with harmful chemicals.

Improving your home’s air usually boils down to controlling pollutants, improving

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Freedom Home Warranty Review (2020)

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Freedom Home Warranty is now part of Old Republic Home Protection. Here’s what you need to know. | Photo Credit: Shutterstock ©  Susan Law Cain

When a system or appliance fails, homeowners find themselves swamped with multiple tasks like finding a repairman, diagnosing the problem and figuring out how to pay the bill. Investing in a home warranty allows a company to take care of this process for you.

Freedom Home Warranty ended its services in March 2020 and was officially acquired by Old Republic Home Protection (ORHP) on May 15, 2020. Our team has done extensive research on the best home warranty companies, and below, we’ll explain what Freedom Home Warranty offered, what customers can expect from their new provider and why we think you should consider American Home Shield as an alternate provider. 

To get a free quote from American Home Shield, call 844-529-9298 or enter your ZIP code to start the online form

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Today’s Homeowner works with an independent reviews team to create evidence-based research that helps our readers make informed decisions. The reviews are always independent. For transparency, we may be compensated if you purchase through a link.


Freedom Home

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3 Hidden Electrical Fire Hazards in Your Home

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Electrical fires are the No. 3 cause of residential blazes — and most of them can be prevented. (DepositPhotos)

Electronic appliances, equipment and wiring keep our homes lit, cool and connected. But these same luxuries can create hazards and cause electrical fires, serious injuries and property damage.

Fires caused by electrical failure or malfunction are the third leading cause of accidental home structure fires, ranked just behind heating equipment and cooking-related blazes.

This should concern every homeowner because 79% of these fires spread beyond the source, claiming not just rooms, but entire homes and even neighbors’ homes.

The good news is most electrical fires are preventable — as long as you know what to look for and then do something about it.

Here are three hidden causes of electrical fires and how to prevent them.


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A smoky outlet is a sure sign of electrical malfunction. The solution is an arc-fault circuit interrupter.(©jivimages, Adobe Stock Photos)

1. Pinched Wires

An electrical cord on the floor may conflict with your home décor, but running it under a rug just removes one problem and creates another one.

People will walk on the hidden cord, causing it to bend and pinch. This

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Scary Halloween Graveyard

It’s virtually impossible not to embrace Halloween when you scroll through this season’s Halloween decor on HomeDepot.com. Without even leaving my living room, I was able to dream up the spookiest, most eerie Halloween scene ever. Filled with skeletons, gravediggers and so much more. The theme of our Halloween this year is a graveyard. The springboard was Wally the Gravedigger and the playhouse my son and I built together. We have plans to transform it into a haunted moonlight tomb. Think we can do it? Keep reading to find out!

Wally the 6-Foot Gravedigger

Scary Halloween Graveyard

Scary Halloween Graveyard

Wally is 6 ft tall, waves his lantern in the air and actually moves his mouth as he regales you with his eerie words. I don’t know that you can see in photos, but the details are pretty absurd, even his hat has little sweat stains on it! Once we had Wally set up, the rest of the scene kind of fell into place.

Scary Halloween Graveyard

Scary Halloween Graveyard

Wally’s faithful skeleton dog sits at his feet surveying the scene. If he sees anything awry, his eyes glow fiery red and he’ll let out a bark! He’s also fully posable so set him up anyway you like.

Making the

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Closet and Office Makeover on a Budget

If your “Work from Home” space needs a refresh, check out this stylish closet and office makeover from Lauren Price of Lauren Elyce. She used some of her favorite pieces from The Home Depot to revamp and organize her space. Find out how she did it all on a budget below.

Closet and Office Makeover on a Budget

Lauren here from the lifestyle blog LaurenElyce.com to share how I transformed my boho office into a more grown up and sophisticated space.

The Before

Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to give my little office/closet a makeover for a while now. This was the first room we fully completed when we moved in a little over two years ago so it was about time for a mini refresh. Nothing major, but this space needed a new vibe.

Being bunkered down at home the past few months was the push I needed to finally take the plunge and make some changes.

The Edit

I knew I wanted to drift away from the darker furniture pieces and boho accents and do more of a chic, modern vibe. This meant lighter furniture, cleaner textures and sprinkles of feminine inspired pieces.

The first piece

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