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    Concrete resurfacing

    Hi, I am planning to resurfacie concrete basement floor using NewCrete resurfacer. I want a smooth surface, no broom finish. I want to coat the resurfacer with one part water based epoxy/acrylic paint (Behr 90201). Can I add the paint instead of water (a part of water) used to mix the resurfacer...
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    Brick spalling

    Thank you oldognewtrick. The mortar appears in a good shape (see first picture - the mortar sticks out and is not damaged). I suspect that during the construction the builder mixed the batch with incorrect brick.
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    Brick spalling

    A note to add: This house is only 33 years old, and the spalling bricks can be seen at different locations on different walls. In the last picture, I see at least 3 bricks with this failure. I am trying to decide to buy or to move on.
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    Brick spalling

    Does this brick spalling look concerning? Any suggestions on the mitigation?
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    Vinyl tile perimeter

    Maybe I should cover the transition with a piece of carpet trim? (like this one: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Silver-Fluted-72-in-x-2-in-Carpet-Trim-18565/100179121)
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    Vinyl tile perimeter

    nealtw, I attached 2 images of carpet/tile connection.
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    Vinyl tile perimeter

    Thank you for your comment. I will add a molding. Now how about this part where the tile borders with the carpet? The edge of the carpet is under aluminum gripper. How should I connect the tile ant the gripper?
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    Vinyl tile perimeter

    I just installed vinyl tile I my kitchen. At the perimeter the tiles come flush with the baseboards (with an occasional gap up to 1/8’’). Should I caulk the connection and the gap between the boards and the tiles? If yes, what caulk should I use, can I use acrylic door/window sealant? Do I...
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