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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...
  2. E

    Heaving Pier Foundation

    Hello All, I have a 2 story barn original to the home(1800s), at some point it looks like the original foundation was pulled and a concrete Pier Foundation was put in. As noted in the pictures they are in very rough shape. Most have heaved completley out of the ground with some being only 2'...
  3. D

    Concrete to fix water issue

    Hi, I have been getting water into my basement for some time now. It comes from the wall that runs along the side of my driveway. I tried grading away from the house, but that didn't work. I get water in the basement from pretty standard rains when its been raining all day or even short heavy...
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    Asbestos under wood tiles?

    Hey everyone. So I was helping a friend dig up an old wooden parquet style floor in a foreclose he bought. The house was built in 1966. While digging up the wood panels a lot of dust was in the air, and thinking it was just concrete I didn't have a ventilator. Does anyone know if they use to put...
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    Asbestos in concrete?

    Hey all. I was helping a friend dig up an old wooden parquet style floor in a foreclose he bought. The house was built in 1966. While digging up the wood panels a lot of dust was in the air, and thinking it was just concrete I didn't have a ventilator. Does anyone know if they use to put...
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    Fixing a bad color stain to concrete floor

    I tried my hand at staining a concrete floor recently. Grinding the floor down went great. I purchased a solid color stain (which went on much like paint and not a stain- and therein lies my problem) when I should have known better because the type of look I was going for was that marbled stain...
  7. Frank

    New concrete or not

    I have a sloped concrete drive that enters into the garage/shop. I got the house and it's been abandoned for a long time but I am having a few issues. I went to put anchor bolts in and it's not lining up level and if I do get it level, the garage is on the edge (actually hanging over the...
  8. slownsteady

    Cleaning up after grinding concrete

    I recently did a project that required my to do a good amount of concrete grinding with an angle grinder. Despite my best efforts, a lot of dust found it's way around the house. Besides vacuuming and dusting... and vacuuming again.....and again, are there any better ways to clean this up. More...
  9. S

    Leveling floor with existing drywall

    I stupidly framed out my basement and put up drywall, which looks great. I then realized that I should level the floor - it drops 3-4" over 12' and it isn't flat, either. I want to use concrete to level the floor so that I have more flooring options. My drywall ends ~1" off of the floor so...
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