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  1. Painting
    I am a fairly handy guy. I am looking to put down an epoxy flooring in my basement. My house is about 60 years old. I had the bright idea to put down concrete resurfacer prior to painting the epoxy flooring. However, half way through resurfacing the basement I was second guessing...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have a crumbled distribution box on my septic system. The original pad is strong and all four pipes are securely resting on the pad. I would like to build a concrete box around those pipes to mimic the original box. What kind of concrete do I use? Should I form it up on the outside or can...
  3. Building & Construction
    I have a basement that is mostly below grade. There are some windows high up in the basement wall, but that start below grade outside. There is a 9 x 1.5’ concrete light well around the windows with an open bottom. The problem is that when it rains hard, the ground saturates, the light well...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am in a home with a stone facade with limestone window sills. Some of the sills seem to be pitched towards the house causing some leaking into the interior below those windows. Does anyone know of a fix for this short of removing and resetting the window sills and stonework on the front of...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all, I am looking for suggestions to attach a deck ledger board to a house with rusticated concrete block (sometimes called classic block). Is this possible to do instead of building a floating deck? I can't find any information and am in a holding pattern. Has anyone come across this...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all My home was built in 1967. The foundation seems to have been poured a little too deep. For the most part I only have about 3 inches of the foundation sitting above grade. That being said, my basement has 3 glass block windows on the back of the house. One of these windows is directly...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all - has anyone here used concrete acid stain before? If so, can you share a bit about your experience - what went well, what gave you issues, tips you wish you knew before starting, end results? Thanks!
  8. General DIY Discussions
    We got a house over a year ago and but it needs some work. I'm DIY the repairs. thinking of putting concrete over the the pavers directly and acid stain it to give it a better look. specialy when the whole side is messed up. doing the same thing on my side of the house it is not a lot of square...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    We live in Maine and we have a home that was built in 1959. The garage was added in the late 70's, we believe. You come in through the garage and then step up 2 steps into the basement. Right along that wall the garage floor has separated from the foundation. The gap, which we suspect would...
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