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  1. Deck footings

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone! I am currently in the process of building a 9x10 deck and currently have the ledger boards up (two sides of the deck connect to the house) and I've just dug the holes. At first, I wasn't aware that since the footer holes are within 5 ft of the house foundation I had to dig as deep...
  2. Quikrete Ready-to-Use Concrete Mix

    Flooring
    Hi All, Would it be OK to use Quikrete concrete mix to resurface my basement floor which concrete with a lot of imperfections? http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=10385-286-110180&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3006075&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=rel&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1 I know...
  3. Ready Mix Mortar Consistency / Performance Issues

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm at my wits' end :( regarding mortar Quikrete Type N mortar; no matter what I do, including letting it 'slack', adding more water, talking to it, gently rocking it in the wheel barrow, etc. it seems to amount to nothing more than very granular, grey, wet sand. It starts out looking like a...
  4. Question about mixing quick setting cement

    General DIY Discussions
    I got some Quikrete commercial grade quick setting cement to fill in some nail holes and other small marks. I got a small bucket of the stuff, like 10 pounds or something like that. To mix it, it says mix 5 and 1/2 parts cement to 1 part water. Is this by weight or volume? So for example...
  5. quikrete deck forms

    Building & Construction
    I am using quikrete concrete mix for deck footers. How long after I pour the footers, can I actually start building the frame on them?? I was thinking a day, but do I need to wait until they totally cure? The footers are 3feet deep, 8in wide. Also note, I wont actually put the rest of the...
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