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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-24-2010, 05:36 PM
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Posted By rory_88
OK so my guess was wrong... glad someone else...

OK so my guess was wrong... glad someone else chimed in!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-23-2010, 08:52 PM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By rory_88
I'm not sure and I will be interested to know the...

I'm not sure and I will be interested to know the definitive answer. However, I'm going to hazard a guess that there is a chemical bond that is created between the three coats that depends on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-23-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,154
Posted By rory_88
So the foundation holding up the structure is...

So the foundation holding up the structure is also shifting? If yes, you have bigger problems than just a sinking floor. You likely want to consult a structural engineer to determine if the structure...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-23-2010, 06:18 PM
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Views: 1,446
Posted By rory_88
Why not put a rubber roof over top? Quick, easy,...

Why not put a rubber roof over top? Quick, easy, cheap enough.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,154
Posted By rory_88
You definitely do not want to pour on top of a...

You definitely do not want to pour on top of a sinking slab. That will just add weight making the problem worse.

You can't remove the floor w/o taking down the structure? What about cutting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-23-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By rory_88
Thanks Handyguy. That was my plan - landscape...

Thanks Handyguy. That was my plan - landscape fabric and then back fill with crushed stone. If it lasts 10 years I'll be more than pleased. Done right it should easily go that far.

Mudmixer, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-22-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By rory_88
Yup. I get that. Thanks for the detailed...

Yup. I get that. Thanks for the detailed explanation.

I should have been more clear. My plan is to compact a 1/2 inch of stone dust before the border goes down. I have lots of it from removing a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-22-2010, 07:01 PM
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Views: 1,673
Posted By rory_88
I'm the product of an architect so I dug many a...

I'm the product of an architect so I dug many a ditch in my youth...

Yes, it will pitch away from the house. Top soil is all gone.

I just want to answer those questions before I go putting it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-21-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By rory_88
Brick Patio Help Please!

I'm hoping someone can offer some expertise as I plow through this project.

I'm installing a 10 x 12 brick patio. I inherited 500 old brick pavers with the house that must have come out of some...
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