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  1. Building & Construction
    I’m installing kitchen cabinets (bases only) against this wall. The drain pipe will run from the sink directly under the window to the right where the stack is. The pipe will be right up against the concrete block and coming off the wall at just under 2 inches. My question is what’s the best way...
  2. Insulation
    Hello community, i have a concrete block, unfinished basement and i want to start working on insulating and framing the walls. My question is before i start do i need to scrub my concrete walls and clean them? Or can i just leave them as they are and insulate right on top of them? I will be...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello (from first time poster) The backstory: My house, built in 1937, originally had an exposed concrete block fascia -- a short-lived design. Just as with brick, there are angle steel lintels over every opening. The house was stuccoed directly over the painted block, making bonding failures...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking to build a riser for my wood stove and the requirements for the stove say it must be masonry/concrete. I can't have any wood in the riser as my stove has no bottom heat shield. Currently the stove is sitting on tile over a concrete slab. I'm thinking of using 4"x8"x16" concrete...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Next project guys: The back porch foundation on this house is about as bad if not worse than the front porch. The cellar opens up to the back yard underneath the back porch on this property, these pictures are taken underneath...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I was told that my poorly planned 8"-block existing retaining wall could be strengthened by inserting vertical rebar and adding concrete. The wall is located in an area that is extremely difficult to access with a cement truck. Can I used dry Quikrete to achieve improved wall strength or must it...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I need to know what this type of brick would be called so I can find something similar, thanks.
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am insulating my crawlspace with rigid board (EPS) insulation around the perimeter. The wall has a lot of excess mortar where the joints are preventing the insulation to lay flush against the wall. In some areas, the mortar protrudes from the wall about 2 inches. There is also mortar on the...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi! I'm hoping to find some answers here regarding a poured concrete block in my basement. I'm starting to look into remodeling my basement, but currently something is literally BLOCKing me from doing it. The previous owners poured concrete on the basement floor to put a wood stove. The stove...
  10. Project Showcase
    I occasionally ask questions here, and expect to continue to and figure I'd contribute where possible and post this for inspiration, and if anyone has any questions about the process/materials, etc. on this particular project, I'm happy to help. This was my first construction project. Goal: To...
  11. Building & Construction
    The walls in the basement in our 1930-era house are made of clay block (sample drawing below). I have two items I need to secure to the wall. One is a very small (7 inch long by 3 inch wide) shelf, which will be secured with brackets underneath the shelf. The other is a piece of wood 2-ft...
  12. Building & Construction
    Long story short: My aunt's husband abandoned her and her daughter (and took the savings account with him.). Both my aunt and cousin are living with my family currently. Her mom (my grandmother) left her some land and an old concrete (cinder) blocked home. It is in rough shape, but I think...
  13. Project Showcase
    This will be a thread about making changes through and around my home. I welcome, appreciate, and desire, ALL input, suggestions regarding anything, particularly design and construction method ideas, I am working on, or otherwise anything that you see in house pics that you would change...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm looking at constructing something decorative on each side of our driveway culvert. I'd like to use retaining wall blocks and possibly either keep it capped with stone blocks on top or leave it open to fill with river rock or mulch. Any suggestions of how to do this and what supplies I all...
  15. Building & Construction
    Purchased slab home with concrete block basement addition. The builder of the addition (done in the 1950's) added a rim of concrete around the exterior perimeter of the addition to the home that is 18 inches out from the foundation and 6 inches thick and about 2 inches below ground level. They...
  16. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a block-paved patio out back which is overrun with weeds coming up in between the bricks. I've tried weedkiller, but they just grow back. I've tried uprooting them all by hand, but that seems to make the cracks bigger and therefore the weeds worse. I guess I need to seal it, but as a...
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