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How would I fix this leaking garage?

...Fix the roof. It's not complicated or mysterious - the roof leaks, so it's wet, and you need to stop that. Which is going to be work if it's a concrete deck ( less if removable pavers so you can ...
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What kind of concrete anchor minimizes the risk of splitting concrete that lacks rebar?

None of these should split concrete if you predrill the right size hole for that anchor and you aren't trying to install into concrete not much larger than the anchor hole. Read and follow ...
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Garage dry wall to floor question

My solution for my basement was to stop the drywall about 2" above floor level, to avoid wicking up any moisture on the floor, and cover the remaining gap with baseboards made out of 1x4 pressure ...
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How should I join sections of concrete sidewalk poured in stages?

You will only need expansion joints at immovable objects, foundations, other slabs that it will intersect with. If the sidewalk is really long, you may want to add one every 40 ft or so, 20 ft if ...
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Is this concrete or a natural stone?

Yes it's probably concrete. You should probably leave it there as you don't want water to go under the pipe because that may erode whatever is supporting it, which then may lead to breakage and ...
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What can I do about an A/C drain pipe that runs onto sidewalk?

The pipe on the wall begins high enough that you could run it at a gentle slope to the far end of the wall, or the other way behind the camera, to that end of the wall ... and eventually to a drain or ...
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How should I join sections of concrete sidewalk poured in stages?

Control joints at 6 foot intervals is fine. That's fairly typical for residential and commercial sidewalks. Expansion joints with flexible fillers are only needed every 18-24 feet (3-4 sections, in ...
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What is this material between the floor and the foundation of my garage?

It is closed cell Expansion material. It was installed to give the two opposing slabs room to expand, while still keeping water out.
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Should I buy a home with a foundation repair?

Foundations settle and crack; they pretty much all do. All foundations are prone to have water around them in the way of falling weather. Drainage will always be an issue, for the possibility of a wet ...
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How to restore my tile pavement?

Looks like you have some kind of paver patio. Not clear if it's all on concrete base or aggregate, but the "step" at least appears to have a hard setting material. Anything you put there ...
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Old concrete floor in garage. Animals digging in the holes

The burrowing is unlikely to sink the concrete. Having said that, depending on the size of the holes, you have several options: -- get a sac of mortar mix, add water, mix and spread. This the cheapest ...
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Old concrete floor in garage. Animals digging in the holes

It is probably ants. Either get a commercial bait for insects that you can place around the hole. Or, just drown them with your choice of liquid (pour it until it overflows and keep repeating). ...
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