I poured a 10 x 16 concrete pad in 90 degree heat. The last
part of the pour was finished smooth but the next morning
it looked like the cement and sand settled leaving a rough
finish with aggregate coming to the surface.
Can I smooth this with a diamond cup wheel on my grinder?
I'm not planning on ever having a fire in it again. Just want it decorative. I can fabricate a metal
frame for the opening then put the bricks back in with mortar or stone adhesive then tuck point
the mortar into the joints.
Here are the pictures. The bottom of the fireplace is filled with the old bricks. Obviously, some of them are broken. I'm sure that once I lay them out, I can peace the broken ones back in place.
There's nothing left of any kind of support at the top of the opening.
This was originally a...
Bricks above the opening have fallen out. I don't know how to get them back up there. Do I put some sort of bracing across the top of the opening then build up? Do I mortar or use some sort of adhesive?
I'm in a house that was built in 1920 on a pier and beam foundation. The house is sinking towards the middle. I'm thinking that I need to get under there and jack the main beam that runs the length of the house back up. The house is about 50' long. How many places should I jack under that...