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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-25-2013, 10:57 AM
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Posted By roomtogrow
I'm definitely not the expert; but, here's my...

I'm definitely not the expert; but, here's my take. It rained on the concrete while it was being poured, apparently enough to cause the top layer to be really dusty. It was also very pitted and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-24-2013, 07:58 AM
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Posted By roomtogrow
Bridgeman, thanks for explaining what should've...

Bridgeman, thanks for explaining what should've happened with the concrete pour. Chalk it up to a lesson learned. the builder said from the onset of the buying process that the basement was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-09-2012, 10:03 AM
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Posted By roomtogrow
so, I'm midway in the process of grinding with...

so, I'm midway in the process of grinding with heavy grit stones (using a 6 stone grinder) my basement floors that appeared to have been rained on during the pouring process. many of the rain...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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Posted By roomtogrow
thanks for all the responses. i do prefer...

thanks for all the responses.

i do prefer stained concrete just because I've had them before and because we have kids who track in lots of dirt. we live in the South; so, the harsh winters and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-28-2012, 07:11 AM
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Posted By roomtogrow
thanks for responding to my thread. a couple...

thanks for responding to my thread. a couple more questions if you don't mind:

1) would you suggest trying to polish/sand the existing floor before going at it with a grinder? (obviously, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-26-2012, 01:40 PM
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Posted By roomtogrow
concrete floors in basement of new house are rough

we bought a home with an unfinished basement that has failrly rough floors. we'd like to stain the concrete; but, obviously, the first step is to determine how much of a task it'll be to smooth out...
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