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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-23-2009, 08:14 PM
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Views: 1,748
Posted By yesitsconcrete
know this is an old post but,,, its not...

know this is an old post but,,,

its not difficult to regrade a porch to provide positive waterflow altho you won't find the mtls at any apron store,,, instead, look for a const supply house OR a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-21-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,502
Posted By yesitsconcrete
i'll sit in the back row for a bit :) promise i...

i'll sit in the back row for a bit :) promise i won't make noise during rest period :p
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-19-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,502
Posted By yesitsconcrete
nestor & i share parallel lives but i digress,,,...

nestor & i share parallel lives but i digress,,, obviously you're all right & i'm wrong & that's fine,,, however, time is a precious resource & the op's questions better're answered in basic apron...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-10-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,502
Posted By yesitsconcrete
i'll let the administrator respond to your...

i'll let the administrator respond to your questions incl water/cement ratio, slump, redi-mix vs bag, finishing, forming, placing, curing, jointing, base prep, ad nauseum for all the other items...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-09-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,502
Posted By yesitsconcrete
these forums are for more specific questions -...

these forums are for more specific questions - you best bet's to grab up a concrete book at any apron store - good luck !
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-09-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,160
Posted By yesitsconcrete
don't be a woos - instead, grab up a decent siz'd...

don't be a woos - instead, grab up a decent siz'd demo bar & yank 'em out :D then ask how to fix the craters :) i like a dremel instead !
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-09-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,814
Posted By yesitsconcrete
so much for the stuff you buy in apron stores ...

so much for the stuff you buy in apron stores :mad: i'd rather think you fail'd to neutralize the acid-stain metallic salts & remove them sufficiently for the sealer to adhere because both the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-21-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,478
Posted By yesitsconcrete
i would but i like post & beam,,, it would even...

i would but i like post & beam,,, it would even be reasonable to create permanent living quarters - PERIOD !
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-21-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,247
Posted By yesitsconcrete
craig's list is full of those guys & some even...

craig's list is full of those guys & some even know what they're doing :) unfortunately most buyers posting for work on cl either think they're gc's or too much of themselves :rofl: we won't work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-21-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,357
Posted By yesitsconcrete
1, probably not; 2, probably; 3, probably not; 4,...

1, probably not; 2, probably; 3, probably not; 4, chipping gun w/brick chisel &/or grinder & turbo diamond segmented cup wheel; & 5, probably not,,, sounds like conc & not stone,,, you might consider...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-19-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,527
Posted By yesitsconcrete
good point - you may find the kerosene residual...

good point - you may find the kerosene residual stain far less annoying :eek:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-18-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,778
Posted By yesitsconcrete
you're polish conc & glass,,, the pads're thick...

you're polish conc & glass,,, the pads're thick enough so no digging UNLESS the operator's a complete jerk :welcome: from what i recall, washing the glass's extremely important,,, nova may remember...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,933
Posted By yesitsconcrete
forget who makes 'em but we've install'd power...

forget who makes 'em but we've install'd power vents into crawl spaces controll'd by a humidistat,,, dow here they can't seem to make up their minds - vented OR unvented :D personally i like vented...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-17-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By yesitsconcrete
here's some more reading for you - probably the...

here's some more reading for you - probably the best layman explanation of wet bsmts & structure reinforcement.

Foundation Technology (http://www.uniflip.com/catalogs2/11547/20797/pub/index.html)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,814
Posted By yesitsconcrete
:agree: yep, glenn's right ! ! ! however, i'd...

:agree: yep, glenn's right ! ! ! however, i'd want some steel in the conc just in case,,, the preferr'd spec's to use a bonding agent ( epoxy for concrete ) which's painted onto the existing DRY con...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-17-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,527
Posted By yesitsconcrete
franmar makes some good stuff,,, another...

franmar makes some good stuff,,, another possibility's making a poultice from diatomaceous earth ( swimming pool supply ) & solvent ( we use maptha )
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-17-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By yesitsconcrete
we never had any luck w/aggregate taking ANY...

we never had any luck w/aggregate taking ANY color even w/877 sher-wms tints & solvent-bas'd sealer ( eliteCrete's ' CSS ' ),,, IF it were mine, i'd consider adding a band of distinction between the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-15-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By yesitsconcrete
pressure wash it before doing anything to remove...

pressure wash it before doing anything to remove the dirt that's accumulated since placing,,, slate gets laid in mortar, NOT thin-set,,, don't worry too much about it, tho, as the slate'll pop off...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By yesitsconcrete
what dummies :rofl: ' harry, hand me the 100'...

what dummies :rofl: ' harry, hand me the 100' tape this time - NOT the 50' tape !!! ',,, i'd like to be certain HOW the new rebar's attach'd but it wouldn't bother me if it were my house,,, code's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-14-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,731
Posted By yesitsconcrete
i like that online book so much i've call'd...

i like that online book so much i've call'd peak's owner to ask permission to link,,, its the best i've ever seen that describes problems/solutions in terms customers can understand,,, even better'n...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-14-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,505
Posted By yesitsconcrete
regardless of the fault's source, you had no...

regardless of the fault's source, you had no contract w/either the pumper OR the redi-mix supplier therefore no recourse OR enforceable contract,,, understand the contractor's position well BUT its...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-01-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,212
Posted By yesitsconcrete
you could repoint the jnts & coat w/thoroseal,,,...

you could repoint the jnts & coat w/thoroseal,,, working crks need sealant, not caulk,,, see the post on d/w crks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-01-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By yesitsconcrete
just a wag but i'll bet there are insufficient...

just a wag but i'll bet there are insufficient control/contraction jnts in the conc,,, chase w/3/8" diamond tuckpoint blade on 4" grinder to 3/4" depth, install 1/2" closed-cell backer rod, & seal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-22-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,971
Posted By yesitsconcrete
whatever water's intruding can't get to the sump...

whatever water's intruding can't get to the sump UNLESS it covers the floor :( sounds as if there's no pipe to either 'catch' OR direct the water,,, not sure what YOUR system looks like but just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-16-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,649
Posted By yesitsconcrete
sounds fine to me - just seal the brick properly...

sounds fine to me - just seal the brick properly 1st - i'd use silicone siloxane sealer ( NOT avail at the apron store ) if it were me )
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