Last Activity:05-21-2013 9:39 PM
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Posted in thread: Crumbling, 'spaling' exterior foundation walls on 05-23-2013 at 04:49 PM
Never had the opportunity for a hands-on review. The OP chose not to take me up on my freebie
offer. I guess people are not comfortable when someone offers them something at no
cost.Peaches, if you po...
Posted in thread: Patio cover overhaul on 05-09-2013 at 10:09 AM
And be prepared to pay the price--such a kit has to be engineered to resist the snow loads and
temperature extremes that are common to your area. Wouldn't surprise me if it comes in at more
Posted in thread: Flat Concrete Roof Cracks on 05-07-2013 at 03:17 PM
When making any crack or concrete repairs, a good rule of thumb is to always remove every bit
of unsound, loose or dirty material. Otherwise, your new repair product has nothing decent to
adhere to. "...
Posted in thread: Chimney Cap/Damper Options? on 05-07-2013 at 03:10 PM
Plan on a custom copper cap assembly costing several thousand dollars. And if it's too big and
complex, each time the flue needs cleaning will cost you another $300 in labor to
remove/replace the thin...
Posted in thread: Flat Concrete Roof Cracks on 05-02-2013 at 04:26 PM
Cracks should be sealed (after thoroughly cleaning, of course) with either polyurethane or
possibly a low-modulus epoxy. Vee-ing them out with an angle grinder will provide more purchase
area for the ...
Posted in thread: Chimney Cap/Damper Options? on 05-02-2013 at 03:17 AM
Adding a short section of tile flue and concrete crown should be fairly simple to accomplish.
As you were told, chip away some of the flush concrete surrounding the flue, then roughen the
Posted in thread: Flat Concrete Roof Cracks on 05-02-2013 at 03:08 AM
I don't know what climate zone you're in, but I'd be tempted to install some composite deck
planks, directly onto the existing surface and oriented "downhill", using a compatible
adhesive. Only doing ...
Posted in thread: Bricking a house that already has siding on 05-02-2013 at 03:01 AM
The linked product comes in colors, which means you're paying for something to look pretty.
Which doesn't make sense, since it will be hidden by new brickwork, yes? What ever happened to
Posted in thread: Floor Joist Repair - Sagging Floors on 05-02-2013 at 02:54 AM
It would be very helpful if you could post a few pictures of what your basement support
structure looks like. Hard for us to come up with possible suggestions if we can't see what you
Posted in thread: House Leveling Question? on 04-27-2013 at 02:52 AM
If it's slab-on-grade, with associated structural problems, add another zero to your number,
for starters. Extras can take it higher yet.
- Bad block foundation options
- Aggressive Deer
- One Word Game
- Possible mold problems??
- Installing new garbage disposal
- question about water from central a/c
- deck roof and gutter question
- A little help with hardware, please?
- Suggestions on how to repair
- Crumbling, 'spaling' exterior foundation walls
- pressure washer advice
- Toilet will not fill
- Fire Safety
- Attaching wood post to concrete slab