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different monitor evidently as i didn't read...

different monitor evidently as i didn't read where the op had a sump & pump,,, try a mtl called 'kryton' or 'xypex' - should do the trick !
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traditional hardcoat, & even fake 'stucco', use a...

traditional hardcoat, & even fake 'stucco', use a final color coat(paint)
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' Removing the bowl entirely is very heavy work,...

' Removing the bowl entirely is very heavy work, the screws are far from the drain, the roof membrane would need to be removed, not sure I want to go in that direction. Anything reasonably reliable...
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mere's my identification of your problem - you're...

mere's my identification of your problem - you're getting water in your bsmnt,,, 3d prior means the soil absorbs most but, finally, becomes saturated to capacity so you then get the addl runoff,,,...
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pres wshing wears out conc - too strong & you'll...

pres wshing wears out conc - too strong & you'll eat the paste which holds the coarse aggregate together,,, all we ever use is 3,500/4,000 psi w/turbo nozzle HOWEVER that's a prep for applying...
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didn't know bell bottom jeans were still in style

didn't know bell bottom jeans were still in style
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we treat maybe 2 - 4 crawl spaces a month,,,...

we treat maybe 2 - 4 crawl spaces a month,,, usually perimeter trench leading to 32gal sump & either gravity drain or pump resolves the issue economically,,, then we place 10mil vapor barrier,,, we...
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we often get hoa/condo calls re broken brick...

we often get hoa/condo calls re broken brick work,,, trying to find matches for old brick's sometimes impossible as God's changed the mtls used in original brickwork,,, hence brick staining & coloring
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i like ridge idea but i'd cap it w/copper -...

i like ridge idea but i'd cap it w/copper - however, it is your home, not mine
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we do this work almost weekly & use basf's...

we do this work almost weekly & use basf's 'hlm5000'
you won't find anything acceptable at either the apron OR vest store
protect hlm w/miradrain or equal
probably too late for you but others may...
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try a cloth dipped in xylene to see if it...

try a cloth dipped in xylene to see if it softens/removes the sealer. if it does, you'll know which sealer you used - wtr or solvent-based
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agree it would have looked better IF they had...

agree it would have looked better IF they had done as you wished. however, as its a condo, it also appears to be 'common area' meaning you're no dog in the hunt. only recourse is to the hoa board...
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engineered flexible retaining walls 1st need a...

engineered flexible retaining walls 1st need a compacted base of ( 'graded aggregate base course' - 'crusher run' - 'run of crush' ) in order to perform correctly - NOT concrete,,, the 1st course is...
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IF i thought thompson's were better, we'd use...

IF i thought thompson's were better, we'd use it,,, have never seen it spec'd on any fed/state/municipal work yet & i did that work for 30yrs,,, true we do lose some jobs today due to higher mtl...
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if you're going to replace the d/w, use conc in a...

if you're going to replace the d/w, use conc in a bag instead of b-top,,, easier, faster, MUCH less expensive,,, cold patch isn't worth a **** im-n-s-h-fo,,, showing where YOUR 'where' is located...
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i'm w/joe however we never use corrugated pipe...

i'm w/joe however we never use corrugated pipe for either gravity OR forced drains - only smooth pvc
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too bad they don't make house paint, roofing....

too bad they don't make house paint, roofing. brick mortar, tires, & weed killer too,,, just think of the possibilities !
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we repair those ofen & use nothing but pvc down...

we repair those ofen & use nothing but pvc down here + always recommend storm doors,,, they're not popular for some reason in atl
08-04-18, 03:22 PM
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current code calls for NO foundation vents

current code calls for NO foundation vents
08-04-18, 03:19 PM
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sump pumps run only when activated by high wtr...

sump pumps run only when activated by high wtr levels in the sump - makes sense, right ? we install bsmnt dewatering systems for a living,,, install the sub-floor systems leading to a sump in where...
08-04-18, 03:13 PM
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if you're going to do that, why install a conc...

if you're going to do that, why install a conc slab ? we've got lots of houses here in atl on piers w/crawl spaces,,, in hilton head, there's NO bsmnts - just piers,,, IF you already have decent...
08-04-18, 03:07 PM
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drylock's toxic ? whoever said that ? actually...

drylock's toxic ? whoever said that ? actually the fine aggregate it contains is ' ROUGHAGE ' & good for 1's diet,,, actually what you already did is idiotic to many - me included,,, wrong material...
08-04-18, 03:03 PM
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when you place your sole plate, use tapcons &...

when you place your sole plate, use tapcons & adhesive as only the Lord knows thickness of replacement conc,,, many cheat & put back 2 or 3" instead of matching existing floor thickness,,, we leave...
08-04-18, 02:59 PM
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it'll look dryer for a while then look like ****...

it'll look dryer for a while then look like **** when the moisture behind it lifts it off,,, xypex was the stuff you shouldda used
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'cept use sealant (np1),,, caulk'll fail much...

'cept use sealant (np1),,, caulk'll fail much faster'n the np1
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