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With a facing I would clean all the loose out and mix some but I have the lime and bags of clean sand and pick up some fresh cement. Since you are new to this I would suggest a pre mixed repointing mix. It is a little more expensive than mixing it up your self. Pre mixed is basically Portland cement, clean fine sand, hydrated lime, and water, I will use an ...


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I like it and it should get rid of that trip hazard door threshold. I'd stay away from the self-leveling anything and you don't want nor should now have level anyway. As you said, you just want to bring the dips up. Self-leveling concrete/cement would destroy the porch's pitch for water to run away from the house. You just want Flat, which is not the same ...


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You can get away with back buttering if you don't have a lot of areas where the porch is not level. Get a long, straight 2x4 and slide it all over the porch and determine where the high and low spots are and mark them on the floor. Your first tiles have to be set at the highest spot. Make sure they're tilted just enough to allow the rain water to run off. ...


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Looks like the mortar joint cracked, so what I would do would is remove a couple of those bricks, look closely and see if there's anything suspicious behind them. You also might want to invite any person you might know who works in the masonry field. And of course, if you don't know anyone, then youu might call for a free estimate regarding what's up with ...


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