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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi! My wife and I just purchased an older home and are fixing it up a bit before we move in. Now that the inside is well underway, I've set my eyes on the outside. The house is on an awkward hill position so there are retaining walls on the side and front of the house. The front of the house has...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello All. This is my first post on diychatroom, please excuse any formalities I may not have taken. I have been fixing up a 3 story rowhome (end property, brick) in Philadelphia. The house was vacant for a couple years, and I have been chipping away at repairs and renovations over the last...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am living in a rented apartment. Not really thinking about it, I chose to live in this apartment regardless of the extensive cracking in the brick walls (I valued cheap rent over quality, obviously). I am just curious to know what these cracks really mean. I have been having a lot of bug...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I'm in the process of prepping my house for painting. The house was built in the early 40's out of what I'm calling "cinder brick". The bricks are shaped like regular old bricks one would build a house of, but they are made of the same stuff as cinder blocks. I bought the house last year...
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