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Stamped Asphalt - Concrete

Bmears . . . I did consider stamped asphalt. Saw it on a tv show Curb Appeal and thought it would be the cheapest option.

Looked great on the show and I saw an install nearby. Didn't look as...
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Posted By BettyC

Flagstone Accents with a Concrete Drive

Sounds like I can control the cracking along lines. I prefer the concrete option to save the money if the outcome will look good for at least 10 yeras.

What I want to do is something like this...
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Posted By BettyC

Driveway Pavers Vs Concrete with Flagstone Accents

I don't want the standard boring concrete driveway. I have gotten 6 quotes for my driveway. Concrete with flagstone accents and 100% driveway pavers.

The driveway pavers are said to be...
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Posted By BettyC

Decorative Driveways Choices

I have a gorgeous craftsman style home that we just built on a lake. Trying to decide what driveway to put in.

I hate concrete driveways and we live on a one way dead end road. Our driveway...
02-21-07, 08:03 AM
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Posted By BettyC

Expoxy or Polyurethane on Porcelain

Spoke to Aquamix and they said that my best bet would be to put a polyurethane or epoxy coat on my tile. What do you all think of this idea?
02-21-07, 07:46 AM
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Posted By BettyC

Porcelain Slate Look Tile Sealer

It is porcelain made to look like slate. As you are suggesting . . . have not found a product that will stick to it and make it shiny. I hate the look.

Actually the look at first had a sheen...
02-20-07, 10:16 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Porcelain Slate Tile Sealer

I have a green porcelain slate floor in my kitchen. It shows dirt really badly.

I used an iRobot Scooba on it. Love my robot but it took the sheen off. So I went to Home Depot and the guy said...
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Posted By BettyC

Need Help with Sheetrock Cleaning Problems

The sheetrock people got sheetrock mud in my bathtub. What is the best way to remove it? Tried SoftScrub but it doesn't make a dent.

Also, what is the best way to remove sheetrock dust from...
11-10-06, 07:53 AM
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Posted By BettyC

Help Need Bathroom Vanities

My current home sold too quickly now I need to get in my new remodeled home within 3 weeks.

Without vanities I can't do granite or the final plumbing. So need bathroom vanities pronto. I can...
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Posted By BettyC

How To Find A Professional or DIY

Our first contractor . . . we never want to see ever again. He has cost us about $20K in repairs, overcharging and engineering fees for his bad work.

The concrete professional that poured the...
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Posted By BettyC

Picture of Concrete Wall Problem

Long story . . . we had a really, really, really bad contractor. Here is a picture of the problem:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/208676220/

Problem 1: When the contractor did the...
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Posted By BettyC

Adding To A Concrete Block Wall

We have an 8 ft tall Concrete Block Foundation Wall which is 12 inches too short. We need to add a 4' tall by 12" concrete block addition.

Any suggestions how to tie this 12 inch addition to...
04-23-06, 08:42 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Link correction

Sorry . . .noticed my link didn't work from another site.

Top row. 3rd picture with the dining table:

http://www.qualitytile.net/patternfloors.html

Another example design:
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04-23-06, 08:32 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Thanks . . . that helped

Bud,

You helped me start finding websites that have similar patterns. Thanks so much.

Found this picture which isn't the slate but more the pattern that I am looking for. The slate I love...
04-22-06, 10:00 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Need Slate Floor Supplier

I am trying to find a supplier of dark grey or black (not multi-colored) slate flooring. Most slate is 12X12 or 16X16. I want a smaller multi sized square and rectangular slate tiles. Not sure how...
02-21-06, 03:25 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Adding 1 Floor over A Cracked Foundation

I spoke to a contractor who gave me two options for going up 1 story on a cracked foundation which was never designed to support 2 stories. The current basement has a dirt floor. Here were the 2...
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Posted By BettyC

Concrete Driveway Repair

I am about to sell the house and the realtor will say to fix the driveway for curb appeal. The house is in a southern climate.

Would an overlay like ConcreteFix look good enough for a couple of...
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Posted By BettyC

Cracked Concrete Driveway

We have done several repairs on our cracked driveway but you can see the patches.

Has anyone tried ConcreteFix or a similar DIY product which puts a new coating on the entire surface? Was...
02-12-06, 08:23 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Home Elevator

In Florida they seem to be common but where I live . . . not as common.

My contractor doesn't have a lot of experience. The quotes so far are about $18K for a 3 floor elevator for 2 people.
02-12-06, 06:40 PM
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Posted By BettyC

Home Elevator Sources?

We are remodeling our house. We are considering installing an elevator.

Any suggestions of the best and most cost effective elevators for home use?

Seems websites don't list the prices.
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Views: 1,175
Posted By BettyC

Insurance As a DIY Contractor

This may help others.

Did some research on the web. Seems like being an official GC isn't the answer because then we need to carry workers' comp which can be pricey.

It appears that we need...
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Posted By BettyC

Insurance As a DIY Contractor

I am in Georgia. A relative in Florida who wanted to get builder's insurance was not approved because she was not a licensed contractor.

If we form a company and someone get's hurt on the job,...
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Posted By BettyC

How To Add Insurance for DIY Remodel?

What type of insurance do we need if we decide to be our own contractors for a major home remodel? The roof will come off in our remodel and we have to move out for awhile. Our home owners policy...
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Posted By BettyC

Interlocking Driveway Pavers

I currently have a sloped dirt driveway. I am looking at concrete vs interlocking pavers

Does anyone know the average cost per sq ft of both options installed and the cost of pavers doing it...
05-27-05, 08:07 PM
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Posted By BettyC

GFCI Outlet Tripping

We have a 15 amp GFCI outlet in our garage which has had zero problems for 10 years. Nothing is plugged into this outlet but it is on a circuit that powers 1 refrigerator, 1 freezer and 1...
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