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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello. I have tried unsuccessfully to attach reclaimed 1" think oak semi truck floorboard to cinderblock. The cinderblock crumbles. The photos show the gap that needs to be dealt with. These are at the top of columns we have updated. The wall is cinderblock (old garage from house built in the...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey everyone, This picture pretty much says it all. I bought this house a few years ago and I Ignored this problem until painting the exterior and figured this has to be dealt with. This drain has been chipped over the years, and started dripping into the block. Over time, it seems like the...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My contractor put what I think is LevelQuik Latex Primer on an interior cinderblock wall that is to be patched with a scratchcoat. His rationale was that the old cinderblock (75 yo) was so dry and porous that it needed to be primed with a bonding agent and that this primer would help with...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    We just moved into our current residence - the church parsonage. We are trying to update a basement room into a livable space for our teenage son. It had paneling over the cinder block wall with no insulation. Termites had gotten into the furring strips behind the paneling and the house was...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello - we've had a fairly cold and harsh winter and it seems that there is mold forming on the inside of my cinderblock foundation. I'm not entirely sure whether this is mold or maybe a typical reaction to a very cold winter. Here's a link to a picture I took to help illustrate the problem...
  6. Building & Construction
    We have some raw land that we are going to build on and there is an old cinder block house that we will need to have torn down. Is there a way that we can have the cinder blocks crushed and used as a base for the gravel drive? We will have to put in a 200+ ft driveway that will need the 3/4...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've built a circular fire pit using cinder blocks 6x8x16 and then mortaring manufactured stone veneer to the outside. Since it is such a small circle this was not an easy task, but I did finish. My question now is on putting the top cap on to finsh it off. the top cap is straight and measures...
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