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  • I built my own house. My wife and I enjoy victorian period architecture and furniture.
  • old cars, old houses
  • Marketing Consultant to the Bulk Building Material Industry
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  • Posted in thread: Concrete Sealers on 01-05-2010 at 11:02 PM
    akarka; sealing a basement from the inside is akin to caulking a boat from the inside, or like
    sticking your finger in a dyke. At some point it will leak. However, that said, it is also
    realized that ...

  • Posted in thread: need to know where to start... on 01-05-2010 at 10:39 PM
    Cablechick; it sounds like you pretty much know that you have a lot of work on your hands. But,
    two things you mentioned stand out which should be your starting point. One is that 'you think'
    that one...

  • Posted in thread: rendered old stone house with OPC - learning expensive way on 01-02-2010 at 08:09 PM
    Dalmation; you are correct to be concerned about what you have done to your building, by
    rendering the "ancient" , 400 year old masonry walls with an opc mortar. On the surface, the
    use of an opc, "or...

  • Posted in thread: Can't find 1/2 inch brick pavers.. on 12-13-2009 at 08:12 PM
    Kaci; I believe from your post, that what your looking for is a "brick veneer", and not
    "pavers". They can be found by googling "brick veneer". Otherwise search a Thomas' register.
    You'll find a few m...

  • Posted in thread: Garage is sinking! on 12-12-2009 at 03:03 PM
    Wow; what a problem. But there are a half dozen good solutions anyway. Much good advice has
    already been given by those who've already commented. You are in Rochester N.Y.. So that means
    you are subje...


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