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accepted Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
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comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
cinder blocks I think, if you look closely you can see elongated holes along the sides which are cinder blocks that have been stacked.
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comment How can I restore this interior wooden siding?
thanks so much!
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accepted How can I restore this interior wooden siding?
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comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
THe sand is about 6 inches deep, then there is a grey sand that looks like it could be some type of concrete mix, then there is lava rock that is really common here in Flagstaff, Arizona. There is a basement to the house (which has a concrete slab) but no part of the basement is underneath the walk in area specifically. Once you step up and out of the sand area you enter the main living room of the house which is above the basement. Thanks for the help!
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comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
This is a new house and I'm not sure what the old owners were really doing. There used to be loose bricks that have been placed into the sand prior and they used spray foam on some of the bricks.The gaps in the second picture are holes in the middle of cinder blocks that have been stacked next to each other. I don't think it's a converted porch but I couldn't know for sure.
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comment How can I restore this interior wooden siding?
How much would the area need to be sanded? Would I sand just the scratches or have to sand the entire area? As far as time consuming, are you guys thinking something like 4-6 hours or would be it be like 12+ hours? What would need to be done after sanding? Thanks so much!
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comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
Does being outside have to do with settlement concerns? Also would I need to seal up the cinder block openings that are exposed with something? Maybe that insulating foam spray? And for the concrete, can I just buy bags from home depot and mix it myself? Is there a specific type I should get? Thanks a lot.
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revised Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
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comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
It looks to be about 6 inches of brown sand and then there is an inch of a grey sand/powder (possibly some type of dry concrete mix?). And then underneath that is a hard redish/purple lava rock. This type of rock is all around my neighborhood/area and is a common type of natural rock here in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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comment How can I restore this interior wooden siding?
I own a belt sander, would that work since I can't tilt my house on it's side?
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asked How can I restore this interior wooden siding?
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asked Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
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