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  • Posted in thread: Roller Rock for Non-Slip Porch Steps on 04-23-2008 at 05:59 AM
    but, for the $$$, i'd grind OFF the paint w/diamond cup wheel,,, not a wtr-bas'd epoxy fan,,,
    1, just as slippery; 2, epoxies're never recommend'd for ext use; & 3, life's short on this
    mtl,,, as w/an...

  • Posted in thread: concrete slabs that are not level on 04-19-2008 at 06:08 AM
    cement mtls that we often use to fill ' birdbaths ' including ' feather-edging ',,, prep is
    MOST important however the new will not match the old's color,,, depending on your comfort
    level, might cons...

  • Posted in thread: Leveling a basement slab... on 04-11-2008 at 06:23 AM
    as gc's but do dec conc enhancements ourselves,,, residential flatness is always suspect,,, you
    might consider gypsum self-leveling mixes but downside's the owners rarely go for the long $$$
    as most h...

  • Posted in thread: Can someone translate please? on 04-09-2008 at 04:59 PM
    many houses down here're blt on pedestals,,, sounds as if the bldr didn't have his elevations
    nutz-on so had to shim,,, 10t hydraulic jack & some oak shims'll work fine when you get 'round

  • Posted in thread: Cablelock Or Permalock on 04-07-2008 at 05:36 AM
    altho, if it were my house, i'd look at atlas piers 1st & permalock 2nd

  • Posted in thread: Stone Foundation on 03-29-2008 at 07:22 AM
    morn' once we've had to replace the old soft brick because repairs were done w/modern mortar
    which's much more inflexible than old limes,,, sometimes, because of color but, more usually,
    the old brick...

  • Posted in thread: Ceiling leaking from over head balcony on 03-27-2008 at 07:34 AM
    repair but have only been doing this for 35yrs,,, that's 1 big pinhole, btw,,, there needs to
    be ' flashing ' & drainage,,, flashing could be membrane but drainage is gravity ONLY,,,
    whatever repair m...

  • Posted in thread: Predrilling into pressure treated wood. Engineering help on 03-23-2008 at 06:55 AM
    w/tensile strength - they're order for your ramp to be legal, i'd use carriage
    bolts & a fitch plate making it ' temporary ' & removeable,,, then block the entry so passage's
    block'd othe...

  • Posted in thread: Ten things to remember.... on 03-23-2008 at 06:47 AM
    a, there's a cure for ignorance but stupid's fatal;b, no matter how many forums or labels you
    read, experience still requires dirty hands & work knees;& c, you can't get 5gal of wtr into a
    4gal bucket...

  • Posted in thread: Filling seam between drive and foundation on 03-23-2008 at 06:38 AM
    might've been where, originally, expansion jnt mtl was placed OR where a form was removed,,,
    you can use a closed cell backer rod to stuff in it & then seal w/an appropriate sealant, NOT
    caulk,,, the ...


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