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Concrete is composed of cement, aggregate (including crushed rock and sand) and water. In homes, it's frequently seen in the foundation, driveway, sidewalk, patio, and stone walls. Note that bricks use mortar in the joints, not concrete.

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oriented around the faucet layout. DO NOT use the standard steel rods you get at the big box stores. They will rust and pop the concrete! Make sure the rods go past the sink cutouts by at least 6". More is better. …
answered Feb 7 '15 by Jack
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for with regards to contact to concrete, but it at least gives insight. In my years in the trade and having a curiosity about how houses were built, how they last, or fail in areas always has … intrigued me. I have noticed a great number of homes over time that have D. Fir plates, directly on concrete AT ground level, in a 60+ year old home and the wood is still viable. I would imagine that there …
answered Nov 25 '17 by Jack
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I have used Ardex K-15`to level floors. This product allows the addition of pea gravel for filling areas over 1/2" deep. use it with the pea gravel to fill the first 3/4" to 1/2" then use the Ardex K- …
answered Feb 26 '14 by Jack
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Typically when I pour concrete against a house foundation, (never pour concrete against any siding IMHO, it invites trouble later) I have an expansion joint set to the house. It can be cork, 1/2 … . The 1/8"/ft is a good number as mentioned by Jimmy fix-it. To set the slope, a form is set in place that sets the size (area) and the top level of the concrete surface. The form is also set at the …
answered Feb 26 '16 by Jack
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concrete but didn't. I find that these types of tools are investments and quality is key. To try to answer in my non technical fashion, more wattage, more power to transfer rotational force into impact … force. If the impact isn't strong enough, the drill will not go through the toughest concrete, as I have experienced. …
answered Dec 1 by Jack
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that off, but I tried it anyway and was completely taken by surprise how easy it came up. It is a small investment, and a dust free way to get a small area such as yours clean to the concrete surface. …
answered Mar 20 by Jack
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If your posts are pressure treated, you can set the concrete level to grade. If the posts are not pressure treated, I would set the top of concrete at 8" above grade. more would not hurt. Also use metal fasteners that hold the post up off the concrete 1" in either case. …
answered Oct 17 by Jack
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this by hand, you will need to get at the minimum, an electric demolition hammer, at the most an air compressor and jack hammer. Break the concrete down about 6 to 8", and get either a right angle …
answered Jul 4 '14 by Jack
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It sounds like your 1" pads may be non-shrink grout. If it is different in texture and color, it should pop off the concrete, and yes grind off the metal bar with a thin cutting wheel on a small … fill the hole with an expansion concrete mixed with sand and pea gravel to mimic the surrounding finish as best as possible. You could wipe it off a little with a damp sponge to expose the aggregate a little after it has initially set to mimic ageing a bit. Be careful with this step though. …
answered Jun 13 '14 by Jack
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I would not put my faith in a regular toggle bolt. The small bend pin that acts as a hinge for the wing to pivot on and are critical for its integrity seem weak at best. I would rely on it for shear s …
answered Jul 12 '16 by Jack
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Yes you can remove them. They are not a complete unit anymore. There was a wire extending from the center of the square disk, you will still see the nib that held the wire. The purpose of the wire was …
answered Jan 2 '16 by Jack
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I had a granite boulder carved that weighed about that much, with an inscription as a memorial that needed to be placed. I used an engine hoist to lift it onto my truck from a paved parking lot, then …
answered Nov 2 '15 by Jack
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Yellow line is where you need to go, make the form slightly longer on the meeting edges so the ends can be recut to a clean joint. the reason being, moisture loss in concrete will change the look of … the slab were it looses it rapidly. This means at any joint in the form where water can leak out will force the concrete to cure differently. Caulking the corners will help fix the problem an will …
answered Dec 13 '13 by Jack
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sidewalks and such, but nowadays ridged insulating foam is used. I have used it back in the day to set the top level of concrete, it was handy to float the concrete to. …
answered Apr 1 '14 by Jack
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It has always been "tie wire". Just do a search, that is all you will come up with.
answered Sep 18 '16 by Jack

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