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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, We hope you all are having a great time. We are a great source for concrete coatings. We will happy to answer any questions on concrete flooring and resinous floor coatings. Thank you.
  2. Painting
    Hi, I just painted my basement floor with a slate gray color, and I noticed some differently shaped darker splotches in different areas. I'm wondering why this happened? My first thought would be something like grease on the floor before painting, despite the fact that it was scrubbed and...
  3. Remodeling
    Hello Everyone, My house is one year old and is located in Ontario, Canada. The basement rough-in plumbing was finished when the house was built. I am now starting to finish the basement and I found out that the plumbing in the bathroom is off by about 12". I have been able to solve most of...
  4. Plumbing
    Hey everyone. I recently bought an old house with a stone foundation and we have some problems with water in the basement when it rains. I have been working to fix some grading issues outside and I'm also going to put gutters on the house to get the rain water away from the foundation. There...
  5. Flooring
    Hello! I am a complete newbie to this forum as well as to any sort of home improvement projects - it's generally my husband's domain. But.. we just moved into a new house and I'm determined to tackle something myself. He can help me out a lot but I'd like to kind of come up with a plan on my...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My house is a bungalow built in 1958. One of the foundation walls in the basement was bowed in slightly. It was nothing new, it had been like that for years and I have been monitoring it closely the last two years and it has not moved any further. A professional evaluated it and said it has...
  7. Plumbing
    Hi there, I'm hoping someone can give me an answer as to what they think this pipe is for (pictured below): It is approximately 4' tall rising out of the concrete slab of the basement foundation, in the utility room. It has been capped, but I have no idea if it is for a previous water...
  8. Flooring
    So here goes... Remodeling basement. I have ripped out old nasty drywall from the celing. Used 10 gallons and a power sprayer to paint the celing joists and walls. Thought I was done. Notsomuch...wife wants to rip out carpet:censored:. Ok Ok so I goes to rip it out now people, and low and behold...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm pouring my basement floor/slab in a few days and I had a question. My architect recommended a 10 mil sheet of poly under the slab as a vapor barrier. I'm not going to be able to get a 10 mil sheet by that time but I was wondering if it would be ok if I took two 6 mil sheets and used some...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hey guys, Im a first time poster and I am seeking some important information for finishing my basement. There are no problems with flooding and water. It is cold down there in the winter and I want to warm up the floors. So i am thinking of putting down a 1 inch thick rigid closed cell rigid...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I bought a house in which the basement is built in the side of a steep hill with the back wall about 10-12 feet of concrete and the front a walk out. A previous owner had put in a french drain system and it seems to be working well. I want to finish the front half of the basement but am...
  12. Remodeling
    Hi! I live in Fontana, California and have a house in escrow in Little Rock, AR. I'm purchasing the home for my sisters to rent. The house is 3 bedroom with 1 1/2 bath. There is a large basement currently used as a workshop. It has plumbing and electrical wiring, a jacuzzi, and a lot of storage...
  13. Flooring
    Thank you in advance for your help...I'm lost on this one. I have just purchased a home with what I believed to be a concrete floor under the stained carpet and pad in the basement. My plan was to remove the carpet (which covers two sunken floor drains) and stain the concrete. I have now...
  14. Flooring
    I have about 550sq ft of basement flooring to re-do; It was originally done in a slate tile but I had to rip up a decent portion of it due to the pipes shifting - so had to replace a decent amount of it. Now I need to re-finish the floor. The issue is its up to 1.5" uneven from the walls to the...
  15. Flooring
    After water came in through the window casement during the snow thawing, it's time to fix this up. The window part is fixed and now i need to take a decision on the flooring of this 132 sq. ft bedroom. The original floor was made like this: 1" by 1" wood slats spaced out on the cement floor...
  16. Building & Construction
    I'm in the process or planning out how to redo my basement.... was looking at dri core subflooring (the OSB 2x2 ft toung and groove panels that have the plastic on the bottom with channels for water / air movement) it's about 1/2 inch of OSB with about a 1/4 inch of air space... which is great...
  17. Painting
    We just closed on a house for my son to live in while he finishes college and goes to law school. The basement is all finished, too, and two of his friends will be living down there. The basement floor is concrete; looks like it was acid-washed (maybe?), but has peeled and looks horrible, and...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi, I need some advice on how to add a few inches of head room to my basement. We have a 100 year old, brick, 2 flat. Currently the basement is unfinished. Before we start the remodeling of the basement we would like to add just a few inches of headroom possibly by taking out the concrete...
  19. Building & Construction
    I wanted to share the progress, approaches and experiences as I go through my basement finishing project. My basement is about 1700 sq ft with 7.5 foot foundation walls. It has a few small basement windows and a bulkhead. there is not a lot of light and given the amount of concrete I was...
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