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Removing pole and concrete base from yard

I debated between putting this question here or on SE Gardening and Landscape, but I think this question will be a better fit for this site... Let me know if I need to move it. So I'm now leading ...
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Sealant around flue liner

As you can see some mortar has chipped away/fallen off from where the flue liner for our boiler meets the basement wall. Need to re-patch this - is it a straightforward sand and cement mix to be used ...
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Will using Redgard over a cement shower pan cause a mold sandwich if there are weep holes underneath?

I recently installed a cement shower pan but I had to use two pvc shower pan liners because of the size of the shower. I used the specified pvc cement to "weld" the two liners together at the seam. ...
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1/4" Hardibacker cement fiber board for shower walls

I'm preparing to lay tile in my new bathroom and I picked up the cement board but when I got home I realized I bought quarter inch instead of half inch thick sheets. The Hardibacker website says that ...
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Cement pool overhang patch or replace

I have a pool with an overhanging cement edge that crumbled away. I have one contractor that said we should replace it and another that said we should just patch it. Here are some pictures of it. ...
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How to fix if cement board in shower is not flush with the shower pan and also about an inch gap

so the cement board and tub flange are not flush the flange sticks out a quarter to half inch on shower wall and at least an inch above it
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Fixing void on face of concrete steps

My front steps are crumbling on the top. I wondered what I could do to fix this? Thanks in advance all!
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Patch hole in cement slab when ground below is excavated

I removed a shower stall and there was a hole for the plumbing as expected but once I got a good look the entire area below the cement slab is open. I want to fill the whole as the bathroom is being ...
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Capping a toilet where flange is in cement

I have a couple of questions with the project I am working on. A little background. We currently had a bathroom right when you walked in from the garage. We never use it. Builder of house put it ...
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grinding down garage floor

I have to grind down my garage floor. Can I use a hand held grinder with a diamond blade? I saw a grinder for $80.00, 11 amps 4 1/2, I think might work. I don't know where to rent one.
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Need cement etching on inside floor?

I have a cement slab that had a plastic film and then pergo flooring. Removing this floor. Right now, I just want to seal cement and epoxy paint once I get all pergo removed. First, since I am only ...
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Medium-term repair for spalled foundation with exposed mudsill

I have an old house (built in 1946) near the ocean. The foundation in the back has spalled off, exposing the mudsill in some places. The worst spalling is 4" deep - you can see the mudsill and a few ...
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how to level out basement cement crack

I plan on laying some vinyl planks onto cement but there are some cracks from leveling in the cement and with the new flooring you can "feel" where the cement barely sticks up at the crack. Wasn't a ...
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Is this retaining wall failing? [closed]

The picture below shows a retaining wall. It was hard to take a picture from a good angle, but it looks to me like the wall is showing a "belly" and the seams are opening up. But I'm not sure: perhaps ...
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How to remove tile with mesh embedded in cement bed?

I am doing a bathroom remodel on a late '60s house. The bathroom tile is set on a roughly 1.5" cement bed with embedded wire mesh. I have removed a small portion with a rotary hammer with a pointed ...
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Basement has crack over a drain run no water leaking

I'm trying to figure out how concerned to be. Most of the basement has slate tile, but I tore out a kitchen, and discovered this crack running from the nearest wall, to the sink drain, and on across ...
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Gravel and Cement Use for Chain Link Fence

I've seen different recommendations online so I'm looking for some clarification. I'm building a 4' tall chain link fence. 1) Do the terminal and line posts need 4" of base gravel in the post holes? ...
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How high can I pour cement against my house

How high can I pour cement patio against my brick house? I want to go as high as I can without causing other problems.
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concrete: remove chalk line stain and clean concrete residue

I hired a cut rate concrete contractor to redo my driveway because all the bigger firms were too busy. He did a decent job, but he did a couple things that I now need to fix since the chances of ...
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Recommended paint for outdoor cement patio

In my back garden, I have a small cement pad. It used to have a shed on it, but the previous owner took it with them when they left. I've decided to turn it into a sort of patio, which is working well....
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How to smooth cement trim/moulding on pillars?

I'm getting my house painted and have about 20 decorative concrete pillars with cement trim/moulding (see pics below). The first contractor turned out to be a rookie and basically slathered paint on ...
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What type of paint do you use for a concrete retaining wall to work with hydrostatic pressure?

I know we are not supposed to recommend brands because it is against the rules. But I am trying to paint some outdoor cement stairs that tie into a retaining wall that is roughly 4ft tall to as high ...
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Cement Recommendations for Fence Posts

I am planning to event a fence this summer and, given the size of ~ 250 linear feet, am looking for the cheapest option for cementing the poles. I am considering the use of metal Postmaster (...
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I want to mix old latex paint with ready concrete mix or cat litter to make pavers. [closed]

I want to mix latex paint with ready mix concrete or cat litter to make pavers. Trying to find a way of using approx 200 gallons of old paint since I can't dispose it. Also trying to come up with ...
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Can I use eye hooks in a cement retaining wall for my garden project? (Support climbing rose bushes against a cement wall.)

Here is a pic of the wall in question. Don't worry about the cracks. I already filled it in and am going to do the stairs when the weather gets drier outside. If you see the strip of soil that ...
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moisture barrier for an indoor swimming pool

What is the proper way to install wall boards with a water barrier? I am concerned about moisture escaping into walls. I'm istalling an indoor swimming pool and am concerned about moisture.
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How to repair garage slab after plumbing brought in

The corner of the slab in my garage was removed to bring in plumbing. It's been backfilled with ~3 feet of dirt (slab was 2ft thick). What is the best way to repair this? I'm thinking I'll dig out ...
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The best way to secure utility sink legs to concrete floor

I have a utility sink with metal legs which was never anchored when installed and would like to anchor it to the cement floor. Don't want to go to the expense of using Tapcon screws. Thanks for your ...
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How to fix chipped cement

I chipped the cement on my wall by accident. What product can I use to easily fix that? Do you think I can use Quikrete? It's going to be about 0F (or -17C) tonight. What do you think? Will the ...
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How to fill recess in fireplace before tiling

I wish to tile a fireplace pictured below The brickwork has a recessed area directly above the firebox (pictured below) This recessed area measures 28" x 8" x 1-1/2" I wish to tile over the recessed ...
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Should I be worried about asbestos on this pipe?

Another risky materials question here (from a potential Asbestos paranoid): I have a laundry room at my rent which has an AC pipe topped over PVC extension as can be in the added pictures. Does the ...
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How to seal up decay around bilco doors?

I have a bilco door to my basement. It's pretty old, some of the cement around the base has started to decay, and there are some holes in the door itself (just the way it was made?). I'm going to ...
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What are options for finishing cement block walls?

Our basement and foundation is cement blocks. What are my options for finishing the walls? I can't put drywall directly on the wall correct? Would i have to fur out the wall? Its a cabin, so is wood ...
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How to repair broken suspended cement slab

The very corner of the cement slab, which forms the floor of my basement, broke off. There was nothing supporting it underneath. the portion that broke off forms a triangle 11" x 10" x 14" x 3-6" ...
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replumb leaning post

6 ft tall 4x4 PT post out of plumb by 1-3/8". Excellent condition. Years old. Set in cement. Rock solid in part because tree roots have encased the cement. Tree too valuable to risk damaging roots by ...
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Disposal of hydrochloric acid

I used hydrochloric acid and water to remove concrete from my tools (in a plastic bucket) but did not know how dangerous it was and how complicated the disposal process can be--first time using it ...
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How can I improve a poorly-done concrete patch in a basement slab?

I had a plumber dig a trench to rough-in a bathroom in my basement. The concrete repair was done fairly poorly. It had areas that bumped up higher than original floor. I had them come back to fix it ...
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How to dislodge bluestones sitting in cement? (Pictures)

I need to move this wall, but I want to reuse the bluestone for the new wall. So they need to stay whole. Luckily, there isn't any cement between the bluestones- they're just sitting in it. Has ...
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Did the contractor installed the new layer of cement flooring correctly?

I apologize if this is not an appropriate question. I'm not really sure where to ask or who to trust. I have a basement that the ultimate plan is to put epoxy, but before we can get to that stage, ...
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cement cracked around mailbox

I cemented my mailbox to hold it steady but the cement cracked and now it is wobbly. Does anyone know why that happened? I probably need to dig the concrete out and replace it with new concrete and ...
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How can I fasten a threshold to concrete?

BACKGROUND A threshold was purchased from HomeDepot: The item comes with screws and needs to be fixed into concrete slab. I would like to understand how to properly screw the threshold into the ...
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Securing slate tiles over outdoor cement slab

Here's a cement patio that was covered decades ago with slate tiles. Some along the edges have popped up. Underneath the popped tiles we can see that the slab has cracked. What are proper and/or ...
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crack in foundation wall, QUIKRETE Hydraulic Water-Stop Cement

I'm in the middle of repairing a crack in my 30+year foundation wall using QUIKRETE Hydraulic Water-Stop Cement. It's been repaired before, I've been in the house for over 10 years, previous owner ...
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Repair garage floor

How do I repair the cement edge to the entrance to my garage.
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is this fungus?

There is water constantly flowing from the balcony of my neighbor on the asphalt and in turn splashing on the wall. There's a huge permanent stain there and looks like something fishy: Is this ...
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Do I need a backer rod?

I need to make a water tight joint between the garage wall and the pavement: I have cleaned out the debris from the gap and blasted it with water to remove all the loose little things. Now, I have ...
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Making cement look glossy

I'm trying to paint my porch, but I was wondering how to make the cement kind of glossy. I want it to look like marble. What can I do?
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What should I look for in a diamond blade?

I'm considering a 7" diamond blade for a circular saw, to be used to cut cement type pavers and short runs of concrete (driveway/sidewalk). Some blade designs are segmented/slotted, some not. Prices ...
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tar joint between garage wall and asphalt

There's a kind of a gap between the asphalt and the garage which causes moisture to accumulate there. I'd like to seal that gap by making a tar joint: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.sealant-...
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Which subcontractor installs 2" foam board at footings and on poured walls?

Please, which sub installs the 2" foam board (northern climate) on footings and the poured concrete basement walls? excavator, or cement contractor, insulation contractor or ? Hubby and I are ...