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  1. Building & Construction
    I recently renovated my basement and discovered that moisture had been getting through the wood foundation into the walls. The handyman I had helping me suggested that we use roofing cement (basically tar) on the inside surface of the wood foundation to help mitigate the water. Wrongly trusting...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I have a flat roof on my house that's starting to develop a few cracks (pics below). I believe I can fix by applying some tar then applying mesh tape, then adding more tar on top along the whole seam. I'm handy but have no experience in roofing. Is this the right process? Is there something...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Does anyone know how to remove the tire fix-ant (I don't know what brand they threw the can away) from our patio concrete and pool cool deck?
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, There is a small section at the front of my house that's about 250 sqft. This section has a tar roof that's starting to get older. I've had a couple of small leaks that I repaired about 6 months ago but I'm looking to put a new layer of tar on just to prevent it from getting worse. I've...
  5. Flooring
    Hey all, I'm redoing my kitchen floor and planning to put down ceramic tiles. After some reading it seemed clear that I need to remove the old tiles and put down 1/4" backerboard. The problem is that the old linoleum tiles seem to be held down with tar. My big tile removing shovel...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Does anyone know where I can purchase hot tar blocks?
  7. Flooring
    Hello all, Newby here. I am installing 400 sqft of 18 inch high quality porcelain tile on a concrete slab. I removed the vat and wet scraped off the cutback but there are some spots where water was beading up because I believe that also tar was used to seal existing cracks and fill low spots...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    To Tar or Not to Tar. *HELP!* Bought a bank owned home in September. Just finished renovating it. After recent heavy rains I found out that I have a roof leak in a old exterior wall, now interior wall after remodel. I ripped open the wall to look at what was happening inside and found termites...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    How can we heat it up to make it easier to spread? We already carried 5 5 GAL. buckets up onto the roof and hope whatever needs to be done can be done up there. Please HELP:help::wallbash::surrender: ~Liz
  10. Building & Construction
    I want to install man made stone verneer ( a concrete product) which is approximately 1.5 inches thick, on a poured concrete wall that has been damp-proofed with a tar type sealer. How do I insure that the mortar/adhesive will adhere to the sealed wall? Will the mortar/adhesice stick to the...
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