C2 THURSDAY, MAY 3. 2001 HOME & GARDEN THE SAUNA JOURNAL ASK THE BUILDER Proper preparation and products key to sealing decks TIM CARTER Tribune Media Services Dear Tim: My husband and I have a problem with our condominium deck. Last summer, I pressure washed the cedar wood because it had turned gray. Although the wood was rough after the wash- ^ ing, it looked superb after we applied a sealer But this spring the sealer has started to peel. I fully expected the sealer to last at least two years, possibly three. What went wrong? Is there a way to avoid the annual deck-cleaning/sealing ritual? — Marge G., Oaklawn, 111. Dear Marge: Wei- # come to the club! There are tens of thousands of people just like you; they worked their fingers to the bone cleaning and sealing wood decks, playsets, boat docks, fishing piers, etc. and achieved spectacular short-term results. But Mother Nature and her good friend Old Man Winter flexed their muscles and, over a period of just a few months, wreaked havoc. The good news is cleaning and care products are available for your deck that will allow you to take a year or two off. Your deck sealer is peeling because you unfortunately selected a film-forming product. Not all deck sealers or water repellents are created equal. Film- forming deck finishes contain clear resins that soak into the wood but also remain at the surface. A film on any horizontal wood deck or railing is the kiss of death. Penetrat ing water repellents are a better choice. They soak deeply into wood and stop water penetration. Intense ultraviolet rays in sunlight blast away at horizontal deck surfaces during the middle part of the day These same rays glance off vertical railing pickets. This is why your flat surfaces always look worse than the railings. Add to this that rain and snow form puddles on the horizontal decking and handrail tops. The UV rays and water vigorously attack the film finish. The net result is the weakened film finish peels rapidly and readily You made another mistake by using a pressure washer These devices work great to get paint off metal, but I have seen hundreds of decks ruined by them. The light-colored wood bands in any piece of lumber are the growth rings created each spring and early summer. This wood is not as dense as the dark- colored grain bands that grow as the tree hardens for the winter Power washers can erode the soft springwood, leaving your deck looking like a 30- year-old fishing pier Unfortunately you are going to have to strip off the film-forming finish you applied last year The elements will continue to do it for you if you wish to wait, but that is not a good idea. Neglected decks suffer continued UV damage, and water seeps into unprotected wood. This water causes continued expansion and contraction as the wood swells when it gets wet and shrinks as the water dries. This movement creates small cracks or checks. These cracks allow the next rainfall to penetrate even deeper. Once the wood finish is stripped off, use oxygen bleach to safely clean the wood. Avoid deck-cleaning products that contain sodium hypochlorite. This is the primary ingredient in household chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach is toxic to nearby vegetation; it removes the color from wood; it destroys the lignin that holds wood fibers together; and it accelerates corrosion of the metal deck nails and hardware. Oxygen bleach does none of these things. It simply forms a froth on the deck, and the millions of oxygen bubbles deep-clean the wood while you watch. Once the deck is clean, purchase a penetrating water repellent made with synthetic resins. Many of the common deck sealers are made with natural oils and waxes. These products are the very food that mildew and algae love to eat. The maniifacturers add mildewcides and fungicides in an attempt to keep your deck from turning black and green, but these chemicals often are dissolved quickly by rain and snow. Synthetic resin water repellents are not mildew and algae food. Purchase a synthetic resin water repellent that has colored pigments in it. The pigments help to block damage from UV rays. These rays turn the wood gray If you apply the water repellent according to instructions, there is a good chance you will get two and possibly three years of protection. These same products work for as long as five to seven years on log cabins or any other vertical wood surface. T SPRING WORKSHOP Set in stone Improve the look of a concrete patio by surfacing it with stone By DANNY C. FLANDERS Cox News Service If that concrete patio is looking drab and uninspiring this spring, why not put a little icing on the cake? There's nothing like the look of natural stone for blending a house with its yard or garden. And when you already have the concrete slab, you're halfway there. "If the existing slab is there and you don't have a lot of money stone is an easy and inexpensive thing to do yourself," said Ed Castro, an Atlanta landscape designer With today's emphasis on small gardens and outdoor living areas, most tUe and stone suppliers sell small amounts of materials to homeowners, not just to commercial landscapers doing large projects. Popular choices for patios, terraces and pathways include bluestone, crab orchard stone, flagstone and slate. And because a patio involves little cutting, few tools and equipment are needed. For stone patterns that do require cuts, you can rent a cut-off saw from a home center or rental shop, or use a circular saw with a diamond-edge blade, Castro said. "The main thing is to have a plan from the outset," he said. 1. Clean the concrete slab of debris. A slightly coarse surface is ideal, though stone can be applied to a smooth finish without preparation. 2. Experiment with patterns by laying out stones on the patio, starting from the center of the wall the patio abuts and moving outward. Then cut pieces where necessary Set all stones aside. 3. Mix four parts sand to one part mortar, based on coverage recommendations, for a thick consistency. 4. Shovel a 1-inch layer on top of the patio. Cover only a small area (enough for several stones) at once. Begin placing the stones, again working from the edge of the house outward and leaving Va-inch joints (gaps) between them. Use the trowel handle to tap the stones until they are level. 5. Once the surface is covered, allow the tiles to set. Then, using the trowel, scoop mortar into joints, pulling the trowel across the stones to ensure the grout is smooth. 6. As the joints harden, clean extraneous mortar from the stone surface using a sponge and water Allow surface to dry for at least 24 hours before walking on it. Materials • Wheelbarrow or sheet of plywood for mixing mortar • Shovel • Trowel • Type N mortar • Sand • Stone (Measure the area and ask your stone supplier to determnie the amount needed.) • Cut-otf saw 01- circular saw v» ith di- amond-i'dgo lilado • Protective goggles • Muriatic acid • Nylon brush • Sponge • Stone sealer (optional) Costs $4-$6 per square foot for bluestone or, with supplies, about $175-$250 for a 6-by-6-foot area (excluding tools and equipment). Native / Woody plants an option FROM PAGE CI When we think about native plants, grasses and flowers come to mind. Consider the beauty and vigor of our many native grasses, such as Indian- grass, switchgrass, lovegrass, blue grama, little bluestem and sideoats grama. Our na tive flowers include too many species to mention each one. They include several penste- mons, gayfeather, coneflowers, phloxes, coreopsis and mints. But native plants also can provide some of our most attractive woody landscape plants. Examples of woody plants are in the chart below. COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME Ash, Green Fraxinus pennsylvariica Bittersweet Cejastruss^^^^ packberrY, Highbusii • Rubus ostryto^^^ Boxelder Acer negundo Buckthorn Rhamnus ianceo^^^^ ' Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Catalpa Catalpa speciosa ..P .^.?r.rY '..9!?.°!^®. Prunus virginiana Coralberry (Buckbrush) Synripihoricarpos o Currant, Gold^^^ , ociorat^^^ pogwood, Rough-leayed Cornus drummondii^ Elderberry . Sambucuscana^^^^ False Indigo ; A^^ Gooseberry , ' Ribes missom^ IHacl<berry Ceitis occid^^^^ ....... Hawthorn, Cockspur Crataegus crus-galli Honeylocust Glediteia triacanthos Kentucky C^ Gymnocladu^^ Leadpiant Arnprpha canescens New Jersey Tea ; Ceanothus 0^ ' ; Oak, Shumard's Quercus shumardn Oak, Chinquapin Quercus muehlinbergii Quercus macrocarpa Pecan ' | Plum, Sandliiir Pruhu^^ Prunus.am^^ Prairie Rose Rosa sufluita • RaspbeiTY,. BJa^^^ ;...Rubus occiden^^^ Redbud Cerciscana^^ , _ Redcedar, Eastern Juniperus virginiana Soapberi^, We^^^ Sapindus^d^^^^ Sumac, Fragrant Rhus aromatica Sycamore , Platanus occidentalis ^ wahoo; !,..:„i.!.„.',!.!. r.r ;,Euonymus atropu^^ lilacs / Use suckers to make new plants FROM PAGE C1 The best time to plant young shrubs is early spring. However, this can be done also in the fall before the ground freezes. Fall plantings should be well watered. You can grow your own common lUacs from sucker growth, often abundant, that comes up at the base of established bushes. You dig out a sucker, or sprout, with its root, and plant it in a hole wide enough to accommo date the root without cramping. Fill the hole with topsoU, compost and a little bone meal. Water well for the first season. K blue is your color, the catalog describes "President Lincoln" as producing blooms "the nearest to a true blue of any variety known." For small yards or foimdation plantings, the nursery offers "Miss Kim" from Korea that is easUy kept pnmed to 4 feet. The blooms are ice blue when mature. Taking care of business. The Money section, Sundays in the Salina Journal ''^Salina Journal ClasKified LEGALS (First Published In The Salina Journal May 3,2001) NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF BANK ASSETS AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITIES Notice is hereby given that The Bank ol Tescott, Tescolt, Kansas has made application 10 (he Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kansas State Banl( Commissioner, Topeka, Kansas, lor written consent to acquire certain assets ol and assume the liability lo pay the deposits made in the Salina, Kansas branch office of Commercial Federal Bank, A Federal Savings Bank, located at 2040 S. Ohio, Salina, Kansas. It is contemplated that other offices of the above named institutions wilt continue (o be operated. The Salina. Kansas branch of Commercial Federal Bank, A Federal Savings Bank, located at 2040 S. Ohio, Salina. Kansas, will be operated as a branch ol The Bank ol Tescott. This notice is published pursuant 10 Section 18(c) ol the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and Kansas Statutes Annotated 9-1724. Any person wishing to comment on ittis application may file his or her comments in writing with the Regional Director (DOS) ol the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its regional office located at 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1200, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 or the Kansas State Bank Commissioner located at 700 Jackson, Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas 66603 before processing of the application has been completed. Processing v»ill be completed no earlier than June 2, 2001 for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or 21 days following the first required publication for the State Bank Commissioner. The period may be extended by either the Regional Director (DOS) or the State Bank Commissioner for good cause. The nonconfidential portion of the application file Is available for inspection within one day following the request (or such file. It may be inspected in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's regional office or the Office of the State Bank Commissioner during regular business hours. Photocopies of inlormalion in llie nonconfi dential portion ol the application file will be made available upon request. A schedule of charges for such copies can be obtained from the State Bank Commissioner. Date; May 3,2001 The Bank of Tescott 104 S. Main Tescott, Kansas 67484-0195 Commercial Federal Bank, A Federal Savings Bank 450 Regency Pari^way Omaha, Nebraska 68114 (5t) (First Published In The Salina Journal April 19,2001) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SALINE COUI^TY. KANSAS Probate Division In the Matter of the Estate of ROBERT C. CALOtWELL, Deceased NOTICE OFHEAHfNG Case No. 99 CVP 149 THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You aie hereby notified that a petition has been filed in said Court by A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert and Teree L. Caldwell- Johnson, co-executors of the Will ol Robert C. Caldwell, deceased, praying for final settlement of said estate; approval of acts, proceedings, and accounts as co-executors; thai the Court detemiine the heirs, devisees, and legatees entitled 10 the estate and the proportion or part thereof lo which each is entitled: and distribute and assign the same lo them in accordance with the Will of Robert C. Caldwell, deceased. You are hereby required lo file LEGALS your written defenses thereto on or before the 14th day of May, 2001, at 9:00 a.m., in said Court, in the Cily of Salina, at which lime and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, Pelitionei Teree L. Caldwell-Johnson, Petitioner L.O. Benglson Clarii, Mize S Linville, Chartered 129 South 8lh, P.O. Box 380 Salina, KS 67402-0380 TELE: (785) 823-6325 FAX (7B5) 823-1868 Atlorneys for Petitioners (3lsp) we've got room for your classified ad right here! the Salina Journal . 5 HOUSES- LOTS FOB SALE NEW TO THE ]II4RKET 113 N. 6th Solomon, Pool, Viewot Park, Nice Sun Room, Honey Oak Kitchen, Deep Lotw/Garden,Mid$40s. 829 Melllnger Open Ftogi^|tos., & Workshop, Low $WOs. COLDUieiL BANKeRQ ANTRIM-PIPER WENGER, REALTORS® www .obBallna -com An ifld^Nndintfr OMIWI Md Optnlcd ttinbtr il CotM Bailv lU EHW CiKiitalkx Elmore Center 631 E. 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FREE WEEKLY LIST of Homes for Sale By Owner whh prices, addresses and descriptions. 822-0777. Help U Sell of Salina Fiilly updated ranch with beautiful hardwood floors. Rec. room In basement. Mid $90s. Look At It Today. <^ Prudential Broken Realty 823-1151 5 HQUSES- LOTS FOR SALE HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION For sale by Vem Weis Construction. Open floor plan. Vern Wels Construction (785)827-9169 PUBLISHER'S NOTICE Ail real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, familial status or handicapped or an Intention to make any such prelerence, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are intonned that a!l dwellings advertised In this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. •^Salina Journal RE/MAX ADVANTAGE Advantage To Youl 825-5200 COUNTRY ON A I BUDGET! Own 4 acres and a 1,300 sq. ft. ranch home for under $60,000 main floor laundry, jwoodburning stove, 2 bedrooms, partial basement and double carport jjust a short drive from Salina. CaU TODAY! _ _jd Realty, Inc. 1101S.OIiio 1825-2177 TollFHel-877-«25-2177 5 HOUSES- LOTS FOR SALE Omil & Associates, Inc. Real Estate S Auctions 785-825-1316 800-499-6182 vraw.omIi.com Newly constructed lownhome located at Hlgliland Meadows Hamlet, quality bulll homo with many amenities. Call Brian Haugh lor more details, 825-8144. 7 MANUFACTURED/ MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE $49,900 Basement Ready Modular Built to UBC Code 1,400 sq.ft. 823-5271 • Competitive Prices • Great Financing •Sliort Drive McPherson, KS 800-324-4635 NEW 3 bedroom, 2 bath, over 1,050 sq.ft., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, TV included, central heat & air. Only $34S/month with $499 DOWN with approved credit. Call 825-6523. 7 MANUFACTURED/ MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE READY TO LIVE IN 4 bedroom, 2 bath, ail appliances included. Located in Cedar Creek on the only wooded lots left. One year lot rent FREEI Won't last long at only $465 month with approved credit. Call 823-6179. 173111. NiRtli Easy Financing No Sales Tax Free Qualifying Free Delivery & Setup 827-705fi 10 FURNISHED APARTMENTS $100 WEEKLY/ $325 monthly, all bills paid. Newly remodeled (785) 825-0026 1 bedroom 130 1/2 S. 51h, $230-$250. Water/ trash paid 823-2720. 1 BEDROOM Efficiency & Studios. Laundry. Utilities paid. No Pets. 823-9369, 1 BEDROOM, nice, clean, good location, laundry and patlong, (785)823-0719. NICE 1 bedroom, furnished or unfurnished, laundry, some bills paid, 827-1376 15 FURNISHED HOUSES- DUPLEXES $70 WEEK. Clean, garage house, parking, no pets. Shower/bath. 825-9219. 20 SLEEPING ROOMS $120 PER week. Microwave, fridge available. Salina Inn Motel 222 E. Diamond, Salina (785)827-0292 $150 PER month and up. (765)823-6326. $85 WEEKLY/ $300 monthly, all bills paid. Newly remodeled (765) 825-0026 BEST INN Motel. $79.95 & up weekly, microwave S refrigerator available. (785) 452-9666. 25 UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedrooms upstairs. Appliances, downtown, bills paid 823-1500 1 BEDROOM apartment, appliances, laundry hookups. No pets. 623-8862. 1 BEDROOM apartments. Bills paid, $300-$400, owntown area. 825-9383. 1 BEDROOM available May 1. Reasonable rent, good location. (785)827-3359. 1 BEDROOM with all kitchen appliances fumished, waterrtrash paid, all electric, laundry room, no pets. 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