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06-28-19, 04:17 PM
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I may or may not hire somebody instead of trying...

I may or may not hire somebody instead of trying to tackle it myself. Foundation company nearby does repairs but also sells epoxy injection kits to homeowners. Iíll probably pick their brain and...
06-28-19, 04:11 PM
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Posted By outdrift

It is straight. Just cracked in that area.

It is straight. Just cracked in that area.
06-28-19, 11:23 AM
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Its about 4 to 6 feet below grade. The...

Its about 4 to 6 feet below grade.

The purpose of the hydraulic cement is to have something on the face of the crack to prevent the epoxy from just falling out of the crack.

I know I need...
06-27-19, 06:26 PM
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Posted By outdrift

Here's a link with pics vertical ...

Here's a link with pics vertical

https://imgur.com/gallery/QSiUJOp
06-27-19, 06:13 PM
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Posted By outdrift

Large Basement Crack

Hello,

I got a large crack in a poured foundation of an old home. Home is a 100 years old, but I can tell the area where the crack is was repaired maybe around 50 years ago if I had to guess. ...
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Posted By outdrift

That definitely helps to know that they were made...

That definitely helps to know that they were made strong back then. Thanks for the knowledge!
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Posted By outdrift

Thanks again for the tips. I bought a tuck...

Thanks again for the tips. I bought a tuck pointer last night and have some concrete trowels already. Gonna wait until the temps rises a bit, at least until it's above freezing at night I think.
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Posted By outdrift

I used a Soy Stripper called Blue Bear to remove...

I used a Soy Stripper called Blue Bear to remove an epoxy from a bath. I've read other painters having success with removing other coatings.

They are absolutely correct in the amount of work...
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Posted By outdrift

Not a lot. About double what you see in the pic....

Not a lot. About double what you see in the pic. Thanks for the advice! Appreciate it!
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Posted By outdrift

Should I have any worries about using too much...

Should I have any worries about using too much Portland? Some say to use less Portland and more Lime, 1 -2 - 9 mix.
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Posted By outdrift

Failing Mortar in Old Basement

Hi there, looking for some advice on how to repair mortar. It's over a 100 year old home with concrete blocks above poured concrete. The blocks have no mortar at all left in some blocks.
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08-15-17, 08:21 PM
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Posted By outdrift

Cool, thanks for the advice.

Cool, thanks for the advice.
08-15-17, 06:27 PM
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Posted By outdrift

That's what I would like to do, laly column or...

That's what I would like to do, laly column or just a 4 x 4. Then I got the footing and such. I think it'll be worth it though, could see that being an eye brow raiser and big turn off to many.
08-15-17, 05:44 PM
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Posted By outdrift

Yea, maybe I'm just over thinking it. Make it...

Yea, maybe I'm just over thinking it. Make it look clean, see what the real estate agent says. And hopefully someone grabs it without worries.

That tree trunk though, ugh.
08-15-17, 01:40 PM
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Posted By outdrift

Got a crazy basement trying to get ready to sell house

Looking for some advice from you good knowledgeable gentlemen about a basement in a 100 year old house. Trying to get the house ready to sell.

House looks pretty good besides the basement. ...
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I've done a decent amount of research over the...

I've done a decent amount of research over the years for deck staining.

High pressure power washing is not good for the wood. Not only for the damage to the outside, but it can drive moisture...
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Posted By outdrift

Yea, it sucks that they didn't use a true 4 x 4...

Yea, it sucks that they didn't use a true 4 x 4 from the looks of it.

Under one they had put some new concrete under, but I don't know if they put rebar in there. My brothers an ironworker, so he...
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Posted By outdrift

Cool, that is refreshing to here. We are not...

Cool, that is refreshing to here. We are not going to mess with the porch at all.

We are debating though replacing some support columns in the basement because they just look bad. Or a couple my...
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Posted By outdrift

I don't think the 100 year old house was built up...

I don't think the 100 year old house was built up to code.

This outside porch might be the least of my worries as there is many more issues in the basement. Some support beams and columns...
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Posted By outdrift

Back Porch/ Sunroom Possible Repairs

Hoping I could get some advice on a house I'm trying to help my parents get their 100 year old house ready to put on the market and not get hit for not passing codes. I'm a painter, so this kind of...
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Posted By outdrift

And Top Gun 400 caulk from Pittsburgh Paint...

And Top Gun 400 caulk from Pittsburgh Paint stores is relabeled Tower Tech 2 and the same caulk.
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Posted By outdrift

Probably better off not coating the stringers...

Probably better off not coating the stringers with any patching. Regular patching will crack and fail. An elastomeric like Dap Elastopatch will last because it flexes with weather changes, but...
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