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No one have any answers? I touched the deck...

No one have any answers?

I touched the deck 24 hours later and it felt tacky and gummy but it was still raining. Can i use deck stripped to clean it off?
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Hubris and CETOL SRD deck and rain

Hubris. My only weakness. That and bullets.

I stained my deck thinking i would beat the rain by 12 hours. It started raining HARD half way through.

I used Sikkens Cetol SRD oil stain. What can...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

The outside had a 4 foot footing though that was...

The outside had a 4 foot footing though that was poured by him last month, the last 10 inches to make it level and put the grate in was done yesterday. He seems to indicate its a small fix. There is...
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I believe the interior and exterior connect under...

I believe the interior and exterior connect under the door. You are telling me he needs to rip the whole thing out and repour that outside area. A 2 inch skim coat is going to come off? I could cut...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Contractor did not properly cover new concrete before rain...

So, my contractor, after having left the jobsite for 2 months finally came back to finish his job of putting in a drain and part of a slab that was broken.

Now, inside the concrete looks pretty...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Deck boards splitting and gap large

So, i had a new deck build. The deck was inspected and the inspector indicated it was one of the best build decks he has ever seen. It was a reputable small company.

The decking they put down was...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

I called the city, they said i can do it with...

I called the city, they said i can do it with simpson ties if the structure is tied into the house. Perfect.

Now, for the headers inside the room, what should i use? I calculated its about 5500...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Any suggestions? I know, i didnt mean to...

Any suggestions?

I know, i didnt mean to sound dickish, but the law seems a bit stupid here. I had jkust figured id use a strongtie Simpson Strong-Tie ABA 4x4 Rough ZMAX Galvanized Adjustable Post...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Woudnt the staircase be considered the footing? ...

Woudnt the staircase be considered the footing?

I dont really understand that then. If i want to attach a ledgerboard to the side of the house, do i need to put it on a footing? No, because the...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Sorry, I guess you have not seen the picture of...

Sorry, I guess you have not seen the picture of the staircase. It is a staircase that goes up all the way from the ground to the house and is part of the poured concrete. I would assume this has a...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

I am building the support headers. I have a...

I am building the support headers.

I have a second engineer that is looking at the pictures and determining whether they need to come out here.

Since the first engineer indicated that its...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Yes, i see the conflict. But its just the top...

Yes, i see the conflict. But its just the top part that has deteriorated from the water. I worry if that bottom part is bad then i can just demolish my whole house :).

To replace the top 3 feet,...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Actually, I went through my notes from a...

Actually,

I went through my notes from a engineer and he did indicate the concrete was reaching the end of its life. He indicated that it should be able to support itself if the deck is not fully...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Yea, that deck is definitely not up to code. That...

Yea, that deck is definitely not up to code. That is why i am ripping it all out and building it larger, bigger, better.

I am adding some more pictures in a second, i chopped down some areas...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Here is a link with the whole album included the...

Here is a link with the whole album included the other requested pictures.

Concrete repair - Album on Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/uUBvO)
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Posted By BelgianBillie

9*10 feet, 8 feet high inside, 6 feet high...

9*10 feet, 8 feet high inside, 6 feet high outside.

How would i begin patching. What chemical bonds should i use, what cement, etc...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

So you are telling me this is beyond patch...

So you are telling me this is beyond patch repair?

I'd hate to spend 5 grand on this.
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Posted By BelgianBillie

What is a header? Yes, that is exactly what...

What is a header?

Yes, that is exactly what caused it.

I am planning to put a membrane over the top and then to put aluminium pieces between the joists that guide the water to a gutter...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Currently the whole deck goes over the area, but...

Currently the whole deck goes over the area, but the deck is held up by posts. Some posts are on the old poured stairs which are still in good condition. However, ill grab some more pictures.

Are...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Sure, when it stops storming. The deck itself...

Sure, when it stops storming. The deck itself should really be the concern, it is the concrete. I know how to deal with the deck etc, before i fix the concrete i will remove the deck so i can patch...
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Posted By BelgianBillie

How to repair concrete outcrop under deck

Hey,
I am going to rebuild my deck and expand it, but it is 'resting' over a concerete outcrop from my house. Its like a little mini bunker that used to be the original deck with poured stairs (old...
12-28-14, 04:56 AM
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Does anyone else have any insight?

Does anyone else have any insight?
12-27-14, 12:18 PM
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Posted By BelgianBillie

Thanks man, My house is a money pit, but i...

Thanks man,

My house is a money pit, but i sure have learned a lot about construction. Posting threads here i now know those pillars are called purloins and now i can start doing google searches...
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