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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-14-2010, 05:49 PM
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Posted By GaTomCat
in my 30+ years of doing this....cut to the...

in my 30+ years of doing this....cut to the chase...call some local builders to recommend a structural engineer in residential...shop around because the prices vary...tell them you want the cheapest...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,134
Posted By GaTomCat
if you are able to excavate the exterior down to...

if you are able to excavate the exterior down to the footing...you can spray on the wall a polymer-modified-asphalt...somebody in your area will do this...and make sure the water is running away from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,577
Posted By GaTomCat
between the concrete floor and the walls...use a...

between the concrete floor and the walls...use a 1/2" thick bituminous expansion joint material...cheap stuff [a wood board will rot out an can be a termite issue]...if the equipment is very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,242
Posted By GaTomCat
be sure to use treated floor joist..

be sure to use treated floor joist..
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By GaTomCat
get an idea of how much money it will take to do...

get an idea of how much money it will take to do what you want....add that to the cost of the home then check with some local appraisers and ask them for a cheap verbal appraisal if they will do it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,804
Posted By GaTomCat
you may be able to find a light weight cultured...

you may be able to find a light weight cultured stone that may match the fireplace but i don't know...if you go with real stone ...becuase of the weight..you are going to need to remove the old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,756
Posted By GaTomCat
yeah it looks like you have a major problem but...

yeah it looks like you have a major problem but from my experience don't listen to me [and I have been in it for over 30 years]...or the subs... or the suppliers...check around for a good structural...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By GaTomCat
you are right....it's a great look for less money...

you are right....it's a great look for less money than anything.....simply google "concrete staining pictures" and look at all the examples....then google concrete staining and you will find a world...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-14-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By GaTomCat
i seriously doubt if you have any kind of major...

i seriously doubt if you have any kind of major problem...it is the nature of concrete to crack...that is the only guarantee i can give on a home is that your concrete will crack....we try to control...
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