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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I live in the SF Bay Area, so no salt on the roads around here, but in the last week we've had nights that have dipped down to freezing. My front porch was poured a little over 2 years ago. Here's how the front porch looks: The "pimple heads" are actually little rocks of concrete. Wire...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    So my family owns a historical building located in Ohio. Over the past couple of years the brick has been spalling on the inside near one of our production kitchens. We've had multiple masonry people come out, caulk it, call it a day. Its not working and we are afraid of losing the wall...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Had out a chimney company to look at some spalling on one side of my chimney. They pointed out that about 15 bricks will need to be replaced, and the chimney crown had a crack and needed to be resurfaced (I think that that was the term). In addition, the flashing was shot (not too big of a...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I have a block foundation that had been patched, repointed and Dryloked due to previous spalling about two years ago. I noticed a small bubble behind the rock wall and poked it. The paint crumbled and so did the joint. I pulled apart the wall and used a wire brush and scraper to remove...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My GC has found major spalling effect in my 1940s home in Fort Lauderdale. The load bearing tie beams have lost chunks of concrete exposing the rusted rebar. How is this repairable and should this be an additional cost that should be passed on to me?
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I dug down to prep my concrete block foundation for some waterproofing/sealing, but i think it may be a little late. we have had this house for 3 years now and have been putting off sealing the exterior (above grade) as it seemed the foundation below grade had been sealed, i.e. brush marks on...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi! We just had some concrete poured for our sidewalks and driveway about 5 to 6 months ago. Now that it's warming up outside, I was walking on our sidewalk and noticed the following... Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us I was wondering if somebody can confirm (or...
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