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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By itsreallyconc
,,, in order to accomplish what end ? john...

,,, in order to accomplish what end ?

john from allamuchy
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
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i'll be damned - never knew that,,, all the ones...

i'll be damned - never knew that,,, all the ones we built OR played on were either blacktop tennis court mix w/acrylic coatings OR clay

where in no PA ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-15-2014, 02:41 AM
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Posted By itsreallyconc
i don't know of any conc courts because there...

i don't know of any conc courts because there would have to be joints OR the conc will crk on its own,,, the ball landing on a crk/jnt would deflect the intended ball path & both players would get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-15-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By itsreallyconc
much of our work is condo servicing so we do this...

much of our work is condo servicing so we do this often using hydrophyllic/hydrophobic polyurethanes,,, for a diy'er, i'd recommend emecole [ NO $ interest ] they have a diy kit that'll include bang...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-01-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,658
Posted By itsreallyconc
IF you do repair the honeycombed area ( probably...

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 patch,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-01-2012, 04:16 AM
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Posted By itsreallyconc
paved lots of hgwy & airport conc but never...

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 pieces...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-01-2012, 04:03 AM
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Posted By itsreallyconc
we recoated our deck 3yrs ago w/polymer-modified...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-25-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By itsreallyconc
you might be able to alleviate the situation by...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-21-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By itsreallyconc
imn-s-hfo, the best place for drylock is on the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-29-2011, 06:47 AM
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Posted By itsreallyconc
]sandblast brick ? NEVER - NOT EVEN IF YOUR...

]sandblast brick ? NEVER - NOT EVEN IF YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW SEZ SO,,, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-29-2011, 06:44 AM
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what wire mesh ? why create problems & add...

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:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-26-2011, 06:17 PM
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Posted By itsreallyconc
' elephant snot ' OR ' beanee-doo ' by franmar -...

' 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
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-26-2011, 06:14 PM
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Views: 4,445
Posted By itsreallyconc
1. yes but they're now called ' construction...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-16-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,641
Posted By itsreallyconc
also a good suggestion however if discoloration...

also a good suggestion however if discoloration would be an issue for you, there isn't, to my knowledge, a good uv-resistant epoxy
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-14-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By itsreallyconc
not reasonable but what do you have to lose ? ...

not reasonable but what do you have to lose ? might work especially if not subjected to auto loads & traffic,,, good luck !
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-14-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,641
Posted By itsreallyconc
a concrete walkway in the shape of individual...

a concrete walkway in the shape of individual stepping stones ?,,, go cheap, get cheap - do it again OR, if you don't have the skills, learn :beer:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By itsreallyconc
trowel-grade roofing cement on a CLEAN foundation...

trowel-grade roofing cement on a CLEAN foundation wall
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-03-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,445
Posted By itsreallyconc
i don't see any reason for mesh OR fiber in a...

i don't see any reason for mesh OR fiber in a thin ( 4" ) floor neither does ACI ( mesh/steel ) since the placement must be so precise - +/- 5% on vertical axis = .2",,, you're absolutely right -...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-28-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,730
Posted By itsreallyconc
if you need anything, call me - i'm in marietta -...

if you need anything, call me - i'm in marietta - good luck !
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-22-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By itsreallyconc
pay attn 'cause i'm only going to say this...

pay attn 'cause i'm only going to say this once,,, if you don't know what you're talking about, its often best to keep quiet,,, its VERY doubtful those manufacturing, distributing, & selling repair...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-21-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By itsreallyconc
well, there you have it - you asked repair &...

well, there you have it - you asked repair & triumphant1 opines for replacement,,, obviously he sees sinking we don't,,, just repair it & don 't worry about the guy from gnu yawk :rofl:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-20-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By itsreallyconc
1st determine the extent of the damaged conc by...

1st determine the extent of the damaged conc by chipping off the junk to solid base material,,, rebuild using polymer-modified cements,,, you will need to find those materials at any pro const supply...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-14-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By itsreallyconc
you can rebuild it w/polymer-modified cement...

you can rebuild it w/polymer-modified cement resurfacing however you won't find anything acceptable at either an apron OR vest store,,, look for something at a pro const supply house,,, we do this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-04-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,584
Posted By itsreallyconc
it isn't spalling but it IS a frozen top,,, not...

it isn't spalling but it IS a frozen top,,, not sure who supplied the conc but there should have been air in it ( air entrainment ),,, know many of the guys who place & finish conc around...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-27-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,584
Posted By itsreallyconc
enough w/explaining to me what i meant to say -...

enough w/explaining to me what i meant to say - that is the exclusive province of my bride, nagzilla :rofl:
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