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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    In NJ, I have a 20 by 40 foot concrete slab patio- approximately 40 years old. Original design had treated 2x4's as "spacers" or expansion joint fillers. Wood rots or uplifts over time and I have replaced a few times over the years. Last summer - I pulled out the wood and took lazy / cost...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a question, I've done walls, Floors etc.. But I never layed concrete down, I brought a house in Texas that came with a 10 by 10 patio slab in the yard, I would like to extend it to 20by20, the question is will I need other materials other then quikrete? Will I need to add something due to...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I was going to hire a contractor to pour a cement patio. What type of contract do I need to provide and sign? I couldn't find anything online. I assume it can be a simple document that indicates that the work is done to the specification provided. It will take one day to do the work. I have a...
  4. Building & Construction
    We are getting estimates to replace a landscaped area that is currently filled with the round river rock, with a concrete patio slab. The last contractor wanted to reuse the river rock for a base. I'm not a concrete pro, but I don't think that reusing the river rock sounds like a good idea. I...
  5. Building & Construction
    okay, so we have the mold done and 2" of road base down and ready to pour the concrete. Thickness will be 4-5" of concrete. The mobile redimix concrete places here charge almost $600 for a line pump (which is almost as much as the cement is costing) so we are going to pour it ourselves with a...
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