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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-23-2008, 05:59 AM
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Posted By southernelitecrete
bit familiar w/weather there,,,

but, for the $$$, i'd grind OFF the paint w/diamond cup wheel,,, not a wtr-bas'd epoxy fan,,, 1, just as slippery; 2, epoxies're never recommend'd for ext use; & 3, life's short on this mtl,,, as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-19-2008, 06:08 AM
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Views: 1,462
Posted By southernelitecrete
there are polymer-modified,,,

cement mtls that we often use to fill ' birdbaths ' including ' feather-edging ',,, prep is MOST important however the new will not match the old's color,,, depending on your comfort level, might...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-11-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,929
Posted By southernelitecrete
we sub out tile,,,

as gc's but do dec conc enhancements ourselves,,, residential flatness is always suspect,,, you might consider gypsum self-leveling mixes but downside's the owners rarely go for the long $$$ as most...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By southernelitecrete
i wouldn't worry for now,,,

many houses down here're blt on pedestals,,, sounds as if the bldr didn't have his elevations nutz-on so had to shim,,, 10t hydraulic jack & some oak shims'll work fine when you get 'round to it.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-07-2008, 05:36 AM
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Posted By southernelitecrete
either look decent,,,

altho, if it were my house, i'd look at atlas piers 1st & permalock 2nd
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-29-2008, 07:22 AM
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Views: 29,884
Posted By southernelitecrete
agreed, d,,,

morn' once we've had to replace the old soft brick because repairs were done w/modern mortar which's much more inflexible than old limes,,, sometimes, because of color but, more usually, the old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-27-2008, 07:34 AM
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Posted By southernelitecrete
never heard of a ' cork ',,,

repair but have only been doing this for 35yrs,,, that's 1 big pinhole, btw,,, there needs to be ' flashing ' & drainage,,, flashing could be membrane but drainage is gravity ONLY,,, whatever repair...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-23-2008, 06:55 AM
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Views: 8,497
Posted By southernelitecrete
don't confuse pullout strength

w/tensile strength - they're different.

in order for your ramp to be legal, i'd use carriage bolts & a fitch plate making it ' temporary ' & removeable,,, then block the entry so passage's block'd...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-23-2008, 06:47 AM
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Posted By southernelitecrete
a, there's a cure for ignorance but stupid's...

a, there's a cure for ignorance but stupid's fatal;
b, no matter how many forums or labels you read, experience still requires dirty hands & work knees;
& c, you can't get 5gal of wtr into a 4gal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-23-2008, 06:38 AM
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Posted By southernelitecrete
that ' open seam ',,,

might've been where, originally, expansion jnt mtl was placed OR where a form was removed,,, you can use a closed cell backer rod to stuff in it & then seal w/an appropriate sealant, NOT caulk,,, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-22-2008, 05:19 AM
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Views: 29,884
Posted By southernelitecrete
this'll probably be too late to help,,,

you but someone else may benefit,,, old stone walls're usually mortar'd in place,,, soil acids attack mortar's lime which leaches OUT leaving the sand,,, this happens above ground AND below as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-18-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By southernelitecrete
most often we use,,,

prosoco or sonneborn but there're many other brands avail,,, make certain you remove ALL the bad mortar & pressure wash to clean sufficiantly,,, then, if you wish, get mortar-in-a-bag,,, we also use...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-17-2008, 09:01 AM
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Views: 1,669
Posted By southernelitecrete
repoint as needed & then give it several coats of...

repoint as needed & then give it several coats of silicone siloxane - probably your best bang for the $
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-16-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By southernelitecrete
here in no atlanta,

a bosch brute breaking gun rents for $75 day,,, if its a 4" patio, not a day's work to break it,,, 10cy containers're $400 here incl tipping fees - there, i dunno, but you need to know SOMETHING,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By southernelitecrete
i doubt the dampproofing fail'd if install'd...

i doubt the dampproofing fail'd if install'd correctly as its only an asphalt emulsion, anyway - it wasn't waterproof'd, tho,,, dampproofing's only a few mils thick.
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