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Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-30-2015 at 03:27 AM
This is a true stone wall that had crumbling mortar that I largely removed, it looks like this
pic, but with dark stones and white pointing: you for your input!
Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-29-2015 at 09:16 PM
I have a retaining wall that needs to be repointed. What mortar do I use? Specifically, I want
to match the thin bright white decorative mortar layer applied to the surface. Do I need to
allow open jo...
Posted in thread: Tile over a fireplace with drywall over the brick on 08-18-2014 at 07:02 AM
My brother (gotta love him), has a house where one interior wall is brick with a fireplace, a
brick hearth that runs the length of that wall and 2 brick cubby holes for wood storage. He
wants to tile ...
Posted in thread: 8ft section of cinder block bowing on 07-12-2014 at 10:57 AM
I am describing my parents house, 2 levels and a basement in Western Pennsylvania built ~1960.
In 1991 we noticed cracking and bowing of an 8ft section of the basement wall. I dug up the
water supply ...
Posted in thread: Ceiling joint cracks due to lack of tape? on 06-22-2014 at 04:12 PM
My house was built in the 1940s and apparently WWII had the craftsmen understandably
distracted. My kitchen ceiling has a multitude of cracks consistent with the dimensions of the
drywall boards used ...
Posted in thread: Installing hardwood over OLD pine floors... on 04-30-2012 at 07:33 PM
SPL...Good Luck you both for the replies. Simplefloors recommends following the grain of the
existing floors, but when I shopped at two local hardwood floor suppliers they advised to go
with either 3...
Posted in thread: Installing hardwood over OLD pine floors... on 04-28-2012 at 04:41 PM
I own a 120 yr old row house. The bedroom floors are the original 3/4" x 2 1/2" pine directly
attached to the joists. The floor has been sanded and refinished twice. They are in bad shape
(big gaps, s...