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  1. Repair hole in cinder block foundation wall

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I purchased a home which has a cinder block foundation wall. There is a drain pipe to a cess pool through one of the walls Below the pipe there is a 2' by 2' area where the backs (facing the inside) of the cinder blocks are missing - irregular in shape - not sure why this happened the fronts...
  2. Painting a mural on a cinder block wall

    Painting
    I want to paint a mural in my backyard, on a cinder block wall. Right now there is stucco on it, but it is peeling, due to moisture from the other side of the wall which is all dirt, well actually sand. I plan on scraping the stucco off, and I know I need to put some type of concrete sal or...
  3. Best cosmetic treatment for cinder block walls

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone, I have garage made of cinder blocks (I think that is what they are called, I saw somewhere else that they might be concrete block, but I couldn't tell you which they are). I recently cleaned it (interior) within an inch of its life but it still looks sort of crummy. I don't need...
  4. Cinder block shed walls wet

    General DIY Discussions
    Dear All, Thank you for reading this post. First timer here and I hope I'm putting this in the correct place. I have an exterior free standing shed that was built by the previous owner. It is roughly 20 x 15. It has a concrete slab base, a couple runs of brick, and then ontop of that...
  5. cinder block garage cracks

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a freestanding hollow cinder block garage which was most likely built in the 1940's. When i moved into my house 10 years ago i noticed some cracks around the windows and also noticed that there were NO gutters! When it rained, it would just pour down the sides of the walls - one of...
  6. Help with a Fence to Cinder Block Wall

    Carpentry
    Hello Everyone, I would like to attach a wood fence (with horizontal slats) to a cinder block wall. The goal is to get a look like this as cheaply as possible... http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/look-modern-fence-50175 The existing cinder block fence looks very similar to this...
  7. shower fan exhaust / dryer exhaust location

    HVAC
    I recently jackhammered the basement floor of my 1966 split level to install a shower pan in my laundry room. Since it's in the basement and showers are steamy I installed a GFCI protected light and fan above the shower. There is only one clear out for the exhaust vent of the fan. I try not to...
  8. Raising an uneven block wall

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm trying to raise a plastered block wall in my backyard to keep the dog from nearly jumping over and terrorizing pedestrians and joggers on a path behind my house. I'll be trying to bring one side of the wall up to level, plaster over the whole top with a skim coat, then add two rows of...
  9. Safe to seal exposed cinder block wall in basement?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Good afternoon. I recently moved into an older house, built in 1977, that has what appears to be a cinder block wall foundation. Not sure how to describe it, but at about the 5’ level from the foundation floor, the cinder block top is “exposed” while the rest of the wall goes up to ceiling...
  10. How to face a cinder block retaining wall with stone?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This is a long post. Apologies and thanks for your patience. I am researching how to face a cinder block retaining wall with stone. I have a very modest experience with the materials and methods. I removed some set-in-the-ground timber stairs from the hillside in my yard and replaced them with a...
  11. Interior Cinderblock Wall Covering what to use???

    Building & Construction
    What can be use to cover the interior room that's a painted cinder block wall?? Could bead board be used? I just want a fresh look other than looking at all those blocks! Nothing but cinder block in the entire house with skim cover over most rooms, but the last addition wasn't skim with...
  12. Tiling Painted Cement Walls ... HELP Please!!!

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey There, I have a 1950's cinder block house that I'm updating. In the bathroom I'm wanting to tile, but all the walls have a skim coat of cement over them, then about 7 layers of oil base paint. I was told by a tile PRO that I need to ruff up the paint so the adhesive would stick. Well...
  13. Question about Insulation

    Roofing/Siding
    My wife & I just purchased a small loft home. The building is a cinder block construction, no real attic to speak of just a crawlspace. The roof has a ridge vent. there was no access to the crawlspace, in the process of renovating we cut a hole in the ceiling. What we found was that there is a...
  14. Mysterious Leak

    Roofing/Siding
    We own a three story house....walls are comprised of cinder block with a stucco finish on the sides and back, brick facade on the front. This past weekend we were putting a piece of furniture together in our 2nd bedroom and found that the carpet in an area in the corner of the room was soaked...
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