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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there! Newbie here, in South TX. We recently redid our garage that was originally built in the 80's. We've discovered some interesting things during this project that is not typically what you see in a new construction build these days. One being, at the bottom perimeter of our garage (only...
  2. Painting
    I had poured concrete done 4 months ago and did not apply sealer. The garage is heated and now would like to put epoxy on. It's 500 sq feet and estimates for professionals coming in around $2500. I'm thinking of doing myself and if I hate it, could always hire someone to come back later...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello Everyone, I'm hoping someone might have some experience with exterior concrete coatings. Around my pool I have a fairly large concrete deck that is structurally sound but dirty. It cleans up well when I power-wash it. I'm replacing my pool coping next year and wanted to recondition...
  4. Flooring
    Hello - I'm looking for a product recommendation. I'm planning on coating just under 250 SQ.FT of my basement slab which is going to be used a workshop. I understand that prep is key, but given that I do I good job of prepping the floor - what is good, high quality epoxy coating ? I've read...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for some advice on a project I'm working on. In my basement, I have a workshop floor which currently has a layer of mastic on it. Surface is solid and level ... I'm planning on using a Primer to prepare the surface for an overlay, but would like some suggestions on an overlay that...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All. I posted this under the "Building and Construction" section...I guess I should've read down a bit farther and found the section relating just to concrete!! Hopefully someone here might have some insight.. Hi All, I am in the process of having a new home built. We took the family out...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I am in the process of having a new home built. We took the family out to take some pictures of our new basement, and I noticed that where one of my basement windows is, there was a chunk of the concrete that had nearly broken completely off. I asked the construction manager about it...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I’m renovating a basement bathroom and recently took down the exterior wall which was drywall and tile against furring strips. I found a significant crack in the wall which extends from the base of the basement window to the floor. The crack is deep in some areas and also wide in other areas. We...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I painted my garage floor with Rust-Oleum EpoxyShield Garage Floor Coating in the summer of 2010. The floor was 20 to 25 years old by then and it was still bare concrete. I live in Wisconsin so the floor had been exposed to salt and melting snow as well as auto fluids. It was pitted in some...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I need your help to advise me how to repair severe surface cracks while building my house. The cracks appeared due to a mistake during the casting of a fresh concrete on site to build above grade slab for the first floor (ground floor ceiling). the cracks appeared on the surface withing 24Hrs...
  11. Plumbing
    I have a 6-way PVC tee on the main drain/sewer stack in my home. It's a 3"x3"x3"x3"x2"x2" tee. About 8 or 9 years ago the shower drain came loose from the shower basin. When trying to glue the pipe and reattach it to the shower basin, the collar on the main stack where the other end of the...
  12. Painting
    Hi, I am moving my 'refrigerator turned kegerator' from the garage to the kitchen, but my wife insists I do something about the outdated 'almondy white' color - she wants it painted to match the stand mixer (apple green). I don't mind that at all, but, I am trying to find the best type of...
  13. Project Showcase
    I am very impress with myself! Yes, I did my 3-car garage floor..I was quoted close to 3k for paint on my floors!!! I gotta say that the prep work was the hardest but not worth 3K..but then again my garage is only 15years old.
  14. HVAC
    Hey guys! I just want to be sure because I cant find anything online and i am a bit paranoid about furnaces in general, I wanted to know if it could be dangerous or violates any codes to paint the floor of the furnace with 1part epoxy? Thanks!
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Has anyone used Super Thoroseal or Radonseal Plus for their poured concrete walls in their basement? I'm also planning on using Epoxy-coat for the floor. Would these products work to create a dry semi-finished basement?
  16. Flooring
    Has anyone had any experience with Elitecrete? I'm considering using this on my basement floor and wanted get some opinions. I've only found one review from a person who used it in their garage, and it didn't work out very well. If there is a more durable epoxy treatment or acid staining...
  17. Painting
    My wife HATES the non slip additive. It looks like silica granules or even plain sand of some sort. Anyway, I just did the coat last night so I'm within the window of opportunity for a recoat. I'm thinking I might be able to do a second coat without the additive and glaze over it to reduce...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for an experienced opinion on reconditioning my basement concrete slab. It has a layer of black mastic that originally held tiles and another layer of carpet adhesive. Can this be professionally ground down without contaminating the house? The companies that are interested in the...
  19. Building & Construction
    I had misjudged the tile+thinset thickness in my bathroom and framed the tub recessed box so that the tub sticks out by about 1-1/4" from the studs. After the cement board, that is about 3/4". However, the tile I ended up choosing is glass mosaic, which is only about 1/4" thick and, because it...
  20. Flooring
    Going to be a home owner for the first time next month:):):). The garage has a new concrete slab in it and first thing I want to do is to epoxy coat the floor to protect it. It is a one car garage and since the garage is fairly small I wonder if it is more cost effective to hire a professional...
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