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Posted in thread: Crumbling on the exterior concrete slab foundation on 12-01-2012 at 04:24 AM
IF you do repair the honeycombed area ( probably from lack of vibration/poor consolidation when
the conc was placed ), make the repairs ALL the way - in other words, peel back some sod so the
Posted in thread: Basement Slab Thickness Question on 12-01-2012 at 04:16 AM
paved lots of hgwy & airport conc but never understood wire mesh was good other than: 1, adding
strength while the ' green ' conc was in tension ( initial set / cure ) & 2, holding the broken
Posted in thread: Wood deck painting on 12-01-2012 at 04:03 AM
we recoated our deck 3yrs ago w/polymer-modified ' encore 'stuff,,, the kit comes w/polymer &
fine aggregate to which we added 1g of exterior latex paint ( medium grade cost ),,, prep
consisted of scr...
Posted in thread: Please advise water leaking into brick house on 10-25-2012 at 01:54 PM
you might be able to alleviate the situation by cutting a reglet into the mortar joint then
insert a rubber membrane extending to the top of the sidewalk retaining wall. any rainfall now
soaks the soi...
Posted in thread: foundation leaking. on 02-21-2012 at 08:37 AM
imn-s-hfo, the best place for drylock is on the shelf in the apron/vest store,,, thoroseal is a
good product used in the right situation,,, nothing works well IF you use anyone's product
Posted in thread: Black paint removal from brick on 10-29-2011 at 06:47 AM
]sandblast brick ? NEVER - NOT EVEN IF YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW SEZ SO,,, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted in thread: Place DIY Basement Slab in Sections? on 10-29-2011 at 06:44 AM
what wire mesh ? why create problems & add something dick ( a prof eng ) AND aci [ concrete.org
] discourages ? you want to place it in strips ? fine but lose the wire :agree:
Posted in thread: Black paint removal from brick on 10-26-2011 at 06:17 PM
' elephant snot ' OR ' beanee-doo ' by franmar - & stay OUT of the apron/vest stores - all
they're got is 6mm plastic, chip brushes, & cheap paint
Posted in thread: Place DIY Basement Slab in Sections? on 10-26-2011 at 06:14 PM
1. yes but they're now called ' construction joints ';2. in a bsmt, nothing;3. you can do
anything you want 'cause its YOUR bsmt :) but why the need for self-leveling overlay if the
work's been done c...
Posted in thread: Smoothing rough concrete on 10-16-2011 at 03:42 AM
also a good suggestion however if discoloration would be an issue for you, there isn't, to my
knowledge, a good uv-resistant epoxy
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