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What should go under my stone house foundation?

After diggers have cleared out the rock around my back wall, I can see that in some spots the foundation appears to have gaps underneath. I assume if I kept digging it would eventually hit rock again....
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Temporary solution to leaking tile roof (no felt under tiles)

We (in Brighton UK) have a 1920s/30s house with a slate tile roof with no felt under the tiles, which is quite common for houses from that period. The roof has developed a leak, and water runs down a ...
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How to remove red 'sores' from slate?

I am trying to take this stuff off the rock because it looks gross and unsightly to say the least. I don't even know what this stuff is but it has eaten into the rock and formed these sores that I ...
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Clean slate board

I have a slate board taken from an old pool table that I want to use as chalkboard. There are some markings, maybe made with permanent markers, which I'd like to remove. I tried just wiping them off ...
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Are these moss? How to prevent?

Are the spots inside the red circles moss? Is zinc strip on slate roof a good idea to prevent moss? Thank you.
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Can I lime wash a slate tile floor?

Is it possible to use lime wash on slate tile floors? We are renovating a home and we’re wanting to try this but I’m uncertain if it can be done on slate.
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How Do I Properly Seal/Finish Slate For A Workbench Top

I have two very nice pieces of slate from the remnants of a small pool table. I'd like to cut them to size with my circular saw, using a wet masonry blade, and then seal/finish them to use as a ...
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Can I use a leveling compound over this glue?

I have a large basement in a split level 1960s home with old 12 x 12 linoleum (likely asbestos) tiles on concrete slab. The total area is around 450 SF. I would like to put in a slate tile floor, ...
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How can I remove grout residue from dark slate tile?

Before you start, yes, I did know that grout would be hard to remove from the slate. So did the guy doing the job, as I made sure that we discussed it before hand. I was of the impression that he ...
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Mixing slate stacked stone panel ledger and porcelain tile on shower wall - selecting thinset, grout and sealer?

I'm redoing my shower from scratch and fell in love with the combination of this Slate Multicolor Porcelain Tile and Splitface Slate Panel Ledger: I have limited experience with tiling and have ...
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How best to repair a cavity in the base of a retaining wall

I'm looking for some pointers on how best to go about repairing a hole and cavity in slate wall. The wall is the retaining wall at the rear of a house. Above and behind the wall there is a garden. The ...
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Re-installing slate tile in an entry hall

We moved into this home about 25 years ago. It is a "Mid-century modern" with green, gray, and red slate tiles in the entry. When we moved in, some of the tile were loose and we had a tile-guy take ...
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Refinishing slate tiles with worn-out portions

We recently moved into a home that has slate tiles in the bathroom, but the tiles don't seem to be well-maintained, and they have several areas where the lacquer finish has worn off, probably due to ...
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Slate roof removal for a shingle roof

I am getting a new shingle roof to replace a slate roof. Would a new shingle roof need a different underlayment that the slate roof does not have?
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Any way to permanently seal natural stone slate tile floor?

This is the kitchen, hallway and bathroom floor of the house I’ve bought. I’m probably going to keep it due to the time and expense to replace it. Being rough and slately it really attracts the ...
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Slate tile on outdoor path - how to fix loose tiles

I have a slate walkway that is a concrete base with slate tiles laid on top. The tiles are about 10 ins by 20 ins and 1/4 to half inch thick. There's a section of about four tiles that comes loose ...
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Securing slate decoration to a door

I have a decorative piece of slate that I'd like to stick on my front door with a piece of chalk for neighbors to leave a note when I'm not around. I'd rather not cause a lot of damage to the door, ...
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