(At Home with Angie, written by Angela Daidone, will feature New Jersey contractors who can provide simple tips for caring for your home and property.)
The winter season has finally ended. But with the spring thaw may come a host of problems around your home that suffered the effects of harsh winds, near-record snowfall and polar temps.
Once the mounds of snow were gone from my yard, I discovered that the small retaining wall next to the driveway was in bad shape: crumbling, loose bricks and an obvious shift of the wall itself. My mason Sal advised that the weight of the snow and ice, chopping with the wrong tool and using a very corrosive salt-based ice melt really damaged the wall, which was years-old to begin with and already showing signs of wear.