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  • Brick/Block masonry restoration
  • Pittsburgh
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  • Posted in thread: Does this need fixing? on 06-24-2011 at 05:03 PM
    :)The whole wall/house should have been inspected, depending on the scope of work. Any cracks,
    holes, shallow or dead mortar should have been addressed. The uneven joints are a product of
    poor workman...

  • Posted in thread: Does this need fixing? on 06-23-2011 at 04:56 PM
    Is this a problem? Nope, unless for purely cosmetic reasons. They did leave a couple holes
    though.

  • Posted in thread: Applying mortar to cinderblocks on 04-21-2011 at 04:45 AM
    Bond strength can't be calculated but if you have ever had to tear down or clean a brick wall
    laid with PLC compared to a blended bag of the same type,there is no comparison. Anyone with
    any first han...

  • Posted in thread: Applying mortar to cinderblocks on 04-20-2011 at 04:42 PM
    Type S Portland Lime Cement(PLC). A typical type S mortar will work but will not give you the
    same bond strength because of the additives and fillers in a blended bag, there is simply less
    cementitiou...

  • Posted in thread: Bubble in stucco w/powder substance on 04-19-2011 at 06:12 AM
    Itís called Efflorescence, which is basically mineral salt left behind as moisture comes
    through the wall and evaporates.

  • Posted in thread: Brick Wall Fireplace Questions on 10-15-2010 at 05:45 AM
    There is no brick facing, it is all brick. The exterior of the house is brick. There is a
    basement under the entire house except for this room and the attached garage, which are both on
    the same slab....

  • Posted in thread: Staining cinderblock sides of raised concrete slab patio on 10-08-2010 at 05:12 PM
    PS: Keep in mind your mix will dry a shade or two lighter than when it's wet . All you have to
    do is smear a little on a block and let it dry to make sure your happy with the shade before
    you continue...

  • Posted in thread: Staining cinderblock sides of raised concrete slab patio on 10-08-2010 at 04:35 PM
    Ask for mortar dye at the builders supply, it comes in all colors and you can add it to any
    portland mix to achieve the color you want. You may have to call around to find it. If they
    don't have quite...

  • Posted in thread: curing period for stucco??? on 09-24-2010 at 06:22 PM
    Thatís fine, letting each layer cure independently is key.

  • Posted in thread: Staining cinderblock sides of raised concrete slab patio on 09-11-2010 at 01:57 PM
    Oops....forgot to ask one more thing....if we were to go ahead and stain it as is, and still
    didn't like still being able to see the outlines of the block, could we use this stuff over top
    of that?Tha...

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