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  • Posted in thread: garage resurfacing on 09-17-2014 at 06:02 AM
    In the barn and milk house we used what Lowes and Home Depot etc. sell in 10 pound buckets
    called Hydraulic Cement. There are several brands here is one. wouldn’t try and surface
    your whole fl...

  • Posted in thread: Crack in porch foundation on 09-17-2014 at 05:33 AM
    If it was mine and after looking at your photos I would say this hasn’t happened over
    night and I would take a wait and see attitude. I would fill the cracks as deep as I could with
    a mortar mix...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting stone pavers on 09-15-2014 at 08:09 PM
    Just because no one suggested it. How about going to the rental center and see what a proper
    saw would cost to rent. Sent from my iPhone using Home Repair

  • Posted in thread: Salutations on 09-15-2014 at 04:55 AM
    Welcome and congrats on the house.

  • Posted in thread: regrading/drainage on 09-14-2014 at 07:56 PM
    I know a guy that put tons of drywall scraps and sand on a worthless piece of clay ground and
    would plow it under and rototill. After a few years of this the clay broke down and the paper
    rotted and h...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking right now? on 09-14-2014 at 09:55 AM
    Obviously Bud has yet to find the dent on his car. Me, coffee of course!Haha at a quarter
    million miles my 2000 GMC 2500 is all dents. I lost count on attacks by white tails at about a
    dozen. Body and...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking right now? on 09-14-2014 at 04:49 AM
    6:30 am: Two days in a row hot coffee made by my sweetheart waiting when I got up dogs been
    out, something's going on here. I'm not complaining and not talking to dr Phil. Sent from my
    iPhone using Ho...

  • Posted in thread: regrading/drainage on 09-13-2014 at 04:38 PM
    A French drain should move the water someplace just like a pipe would. The idea to me is not to
    have the stone collect the water and the ground around absorb it. Clay will sometimes have
    gypsum added ...

  • Posted in thread: Water damage from years of rot. WOW! on 09-13-2014 at 08:36 AM
    My test is an ice pick. Test a few know good spots to get a feel for solid wood. I would say
    cut out all suspect bad wood and then poke the end grain. It's always easier to take more off
    than put back...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking right now? on 09-13-2014 at 07:19 AM
    You got that right oldog. The best is when like today the dog was up at 5 am doing her antics
    and about 5:30 my girl got up and took her out. I slept in till 7:00 and was given a kiss and a
    hot cup of...