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boogeyman36 04-18-2009 06:23 AM

Ugly Stoop and Angry Wife-Please Help
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Hi Folks,
I have searched this excellent forum and others, and can't seem to find the correct answer to this problem. Masonry and carpentry are out of my league, and hiring a pro would be my first choice, except I've just been laid off.

The blocks under this stoop have shifted laterally, leaving high spots. Thanks to this forum, I have stopped water infiltration from the other side of the stoop, which presumably caused all this shifting over the years. I now have good drainage, and I've learned the value of perf pipe, French drains, etc.

If I need to sell this home, this is the first thing you see when you get out of your car. I promised my bride of 31 years that I would beautify it.

Can vertical concrete surfaces be repaired? It's a mystery to me. I have masonry grinding and cutting wheels for my right angle grinder, but do I need to level the surface? What about faux brick panels that are a similar color to the brick on the house? Stucco? I'm not sure how to apply it.

Thanks to everyone who supports this forum with their wisdom and knowledge. Alan B NW Indiana

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