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what's 'armour stone ' ? proprietary name for...

what's 'armour stone ' ? proprietary name for conc w/small aggregate ?
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you'll not get 10yrs from any previous suggestion...

you'll not get 10yrs from any previous suggestion w/o the original problem reappearing including your plan
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OR you can build up the existing conc to direct...

OR you can build up the existing conc to direct water AWAY from your house,,, since this is a diy forum, doubtful you have a mudjacking pump in the garage you're not using,,, certainly a LOT less $...
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au contraire, mon ami marq,,,conc's VERY friendly...

au contraire, mon ami marq,,,conc's VERY friendly to repairs,,, hell, we make a good living repairing it all the time as do many other conc repr co's across the world
use rapid set cements ( no...
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10' x 6' could easily be done by 1 experienced...

10' x 6' could easily be done by 1 experienced guy in 2 'pours' requiring 22/23 80# bags ea 5' x 6' @ 6" pour,,, other could be done in 4 pours - 5' x 5' @ 6" = 18/19 80# bags,,, why the thickness...
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self-leveling cements are not used for final...

self-leveling cements are not used for final surfaces since they're likely to randomly crack,,, you might consider using grout after diamond grinding,,, likely you'll need a transit mix truck & conc...
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ever see the balls around target stores ? ...

ever see the balls around target stores ? they're cast then patched,,, final step's an overlay w/polymer-modified cements
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best bet's grinding the conc & repair the crks,,,...

best bet's grinding the conc & repair the crks,,, then resurface w/polymer-modified cement overlay mtls
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opaque sealants will result in uniform color but...

opaque sealants will result in uniform color but even colored translucents will not
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that's the 'basement system' current pitch -...

that's the 'basement system' current pitch - upgraded 'deadmen',,, this has been our work for over 30years & i STILL CANNOT look thru drywall OR conc,,, until you remove the drywall, everybody's just...
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rapid set cements - quikrete - yellow bucket -...

rapid set cements - quikrete - yellow bucket - apron/vest stores
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50-lb-Non-Shr...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50-lb-Non-Shrink-Precision-Grout-158500/100318529 we often use this product for the same issue,,, cement is an ingredient of mortar,,, we wouldn't use mortar as...
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i'm in atl too & we have that problem...

i'm in atl too & we have that problem w/apron/vest store resurfacing products which's why we don't use them,,, that being said, there's also avail 'cement-all' which is white, takes color well, is...
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new concrete DOES indeed bond to existing conc...

new concrete DOES indeed bond to existing conc otherwise there'd not be 1,000's of guys overlaying/repairing driveway,,, nor would there be products available to promote aforemention adhesion,,, the...
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IXNAY on hydraulic,,, don't know where you read...

IXNAY on hydraulic,,, don't know where you read that drivel,,, how wide will the drain channel be ? realize you'll likely encounter rebar
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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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