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Theres many chemical soot removers you can use....

Theres many chemical soot removers you can use. My concern here is sandblasting is dangerous because the sand has silica in it that released when blasting. On the site we use a product called 'Black...
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Buzzman Hold on there. The cost to mix up...

Buzzman Hold on there. The cost to mix up concrete to cover that area is more or equal getting a truck out. I do this for a living and my cutoff on hand mixing is 1.5 yards using Portland cement sand...
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The concrete was still to "green" and not cured...

The concrete was still to "green" and not cured 100%. A little dirt will stain it. It should wear of eventually but may not look "New" anymore" To help that you can use muriatic acid and mix it 3...
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I have a friend that lives in OK and every year...

I have a friend that lives in OK and every year the dirt pulls away form the house a couple of inches. Need pics to help here as pulpo suggested
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Glory stomper. I really don't know why you won't...

Glory stomper. I really don't know why you won't do this right as Pulpo stated. He gave perfect advice here. I do this for a living and second that advice. We also use resurfacing products for...
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sounds like the water sit in that area longer to...

sounds like the water sit in that area longer to fry out. In the old days if a roof gets moss build up we string a heavy gaga copper wire at the peak. What that does is gives of the oxidation when...
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Have a lot of these old homes here. The only way...

Have a lot of these old homes here. The only way to do this right is using concrete as a floor. The floor should be set up like this.
Min 4" crushed stone
4" perforated pipe under floor and around...
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I just came back from a Florida and it had...

I just came back from a Florida and it had generally had the same as far as a wall all on all three sides of the patio a hair above grade. The wall did not have enough weep holes.

Hi Bud I can...
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grind out the joint with a diamond grinder and...

grind out the joint with a diamond grinder and mix some mortar up and point the joint.

you can use a small chisel instead of a grinder, The joint should be no less then 3/8 deep to hold new mortar
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That looks like a pretty new slab.. concrete...

That looks like a pretty new slab.. concrete caulk can seal it for a while and look like krap. To tell you the truth it wll never be the same.

The word "repair" is more like "patch" at best....
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For a cheap quick fix I would pack some dirt...

For a cheap quick fix I would pack some dirt under the gaps flush to the stoop edges, Add some mulch a foot or so out from the stoop. Slant the mulch right at the gaps. Also you could plant something...
08-11-09, 07:51 PM
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This is how we do a basement in our neck of the...

This is how we do a basement in our neck of the woods. It will also give you the finish look.

YouTube - Best way to insulate a basement 800x600...
08-11-09, 07:37 PM
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Just to reconfirm pulpo 100% correct answer, Been...

Just to reconfirm pulpo 100% correct answer, Been in the trades all of my life and its still a NO.

I wouldn't use chemicals in the basement. Not to mention a stripper sinking into the crete. A...
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Monty Some years back I poured some concrete caps...

Monty Some years back I poured some concrete caps on some low walls like yours.

As I formed up the 1 1/2 lip out from the wall I added a 3/4 by 3/4 piece of lumber on top of the 1 1/2" lip. This...
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Just posting saying I agree with Contretemasonry...

Just posting saying I agree with Contretemasonry 100% here
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Hi Pecos. Never saw one that long/wide for a...

Hi Pecos. Never saw one that long/wide for a bobcat. They go as wide as 30" but He needs to reach 6 foot and what happens when a rock is hit?? Round holes that are dug like this one come on a fairly...
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Wiepuller. Thats not a bad idea but more so then...

Wiepuller. Thats not a bad idea but more so then not its a hard thing to do. First off the cut is from ground level to over 6 foot. Stop and reset makes scoring harder because most people don't...
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Note sure what that means. To add to any exterior...

Note sure what that means. To add to any exterior concrete pads lay some felt expansion against the old and drill through that for 3/8 steel rebar tie in stub then out . Need 4" crushed stone under...
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You Need a standard backhoe. What the size of the...

You Need a standard backhoe. What the size of the wind turbine ? I wouldn't think the hole is going to be filled solid with Crete.If so I wonder what a wider less deep base would be more appropriate...
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Sorry guys I have been cutting theses walls of...

Sorry guys I have been cutting theses walls of 30+ years and none if the suggestions here will work well if at all,
Chalk washes
Wax crayons are WAY to thick for a good line
Fastening a 2by will...
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Weather its a crawl space or not a below grade...

Weather its a crawl space or not a below grade footer/freeze is required and is the same in depth if its an outside wall or in an unheated area. I'm north of you in southern pa. Footings are 18" for...
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Hi Monty. I use 10" block for low retaining...

Hi Monty. I use 10" block for low retaining walls. You can lay them below grade and up to grade and then step back with 8 or 6" block so it gives the "Appearance" of a smaller wall to scaled...
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It could be the question you asked. Not many real...

It could be the question you asked. Not many real masons left and on top of that many really aren't aware of "how too" on a retaining wall. Its one of the biggest failures in the trades on holding...
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I'm a Mason and a G.C. In Pa. if it freezes there...

I'm a Mason and a G.C. In Pa. if it freezes there then nothing will hold unless galv wire mesh is used. In Puerto Rico we use a product called Bull Bond to adhere plaster. The mix is 7 parts finish...
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I do these for a living. There are two ways to...

I do these for a living. There are two ways to pour the footer the USA way or what I call the Puerto Rico way. Down there they don't step footers they pour it at an angel. Lay the block ( no head...
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