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Old 11-04-2010, 07:34 PM  
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I don't know about white but you sure can lighten it a lot. You can also go to any colors like green,red,brown,and so on. A local brick yard is a good place to go to and find colors you can add to the mix.



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Old 11-05-2010, 05:15 AM  
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can't get white when using grey portland,,, apron stores carry coloring powders OR, alternatively, 1 can buy universal tints from sher-wms for a small cost,,, add the color to the mix water then to the dry bagg'd mix,,, whatever color you use, remember it lightens when dry compared to the color you see when wet.

IF you need white, you'll have to use white cement.


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The side walk pad has sunk where Istep up to the cement pad for the front stoop. It is a rather new home and I've been told by neighbors that the area has been filled in to make grade when the hous was built. It is only one pad of the 50' side walk and I would like to remove the one pad, fill to level, and repour.
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How do you mix the cement (what is the receipe) and How do you finish concrete. It is a sidewalk pad , 3'X6', 4" thick..
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Hello Mtowner, have you considered slab jacking the sunken piece of concrete. The process involves a hole being drilled into the sunken slab, then a limestone type grout is pumped into the cavity beneath the slab, and slowly the slab will raise up to the original height. You can check your local yellow pages for companies that do this and get several bids, it will cost you far less than replacing the slab, and it wont stand out as a new slab. Let me know what decide to go with.

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Old 11-05-2010, 03:02 PM  
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If he's going that route, you don't think just prying up the low corner and washing sand under the slab is worth a shot?

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There is some good info in this thread that I will find handy when I do a similar task soon... I just wish I could get replies like this to questions in my threads.

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There is some good info in this thread that I will find handy when I do a similar task soon... I just wish I could get replies like this to questions in my threads.
Whachu talkin bout, Willis?

What threads?
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You do not "dye" concrete lighter.

The color of the concrete is manly determined by the sand color and the color of the cement (raw materials).

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mud, is that fish plaster of paris or part of the catch 'n' release school ?
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mud, is that fish plaster of paris or part of the catch 'n' release school ?
Thats his shinny new tie tack...
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Whachu talkin bout, Willis?

What threads?
http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f17/filling-void-concrete-10224/


And since this post, I have gotten a bunch of posts in my thread.

(Mtowner, sorry for hijacking your thread, but it was worth it )


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