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Quick Column Summary:   What causes concrete discoloration Were all slabs poured on same day What additives were used in the concrete Possible solutions for overall concrete color Paula Butterworth, who had some concrete work  done at her home in Kennewick, WA, is not happy with the color of the finished slab. Here's what she […]

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Quick Column Summary: Stamped concrete overlay on patio Big differences in two estimates Both overlays will work if done correctly Bruce Laybourne, who probably eats lots of Skyline Chili and Aglamesis Mocha Chip ice cream, is scratching his head over two bids for putting a stamped concrete overlay on his patio. Let him tell you. […]

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Tim demonstrates in this video, the magical cement paint and how to mix up strong and sticky stucco repair mix. It's all magic. This is the last video in the series. [Lynn asks] "How do you get the new stucco to stick to the crumbling stuff?" Okay that's a great question. So Lynn wants to […]

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Tim Carter travels to Mt. Airy, MD to demonstrate to Lynn on a rainy day, how she'll repair her foundation. This is part two of a three-part video series. I'm back up on Lynn's front porch and it's raining. It's just crazy. Tomorrow is May 1st and I think I saw a glacier driving here. […]

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Watch this video to discover the process to fix your crumbling foundation or concrete steps or wall. This is Video One in a Three-Part series. I'm outside here at Lynn's and it's raining. I'm under a little bit of an overhang of the roof here, and it's just that very miserable day. But we're gonna […]

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Quick Column Summary: Concrete wall crumbling away from foundation Fix it for $15 or less Link to repair column Brandon Stone, who hails from Moncton in the great maritime province of New Brunswick, Canada, is desperate. Here's why: "I have a concrete wall on my 40-year-old foundation that is  crumbling. I was told it was built […]

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Quick Column Summary: Cracked concrete roof deck is leaking Are silicone and hydrolic cement needed Do not use silicone, use Epoxy Then a concrete overlay Libbie, a handy woman hailing from Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada - our northern ally - emailed me with a great message. Read it for yourself: "Tim, Love your videos: […]

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Quick Column Summary: Stucco on block is crumbling Could be a defect in the block How to make repair mix Use cement paint for a good bond DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a concrete block foundation. I think the outside of the block has a decorative stucco on it because the exterior […]

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Quick Column Summary: Concrete finish is rough Best mix of stone, sand and cement How to determine slump of concrete Good finishing ideas DEAR TIM: I'm going to do an ambitious concrete project this summer pouring a long sidewalk. My initial results are disappointing. The finish I'm getting on my concrete is rough and too […]

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Quick Column Summary: Pour long lasting concrete Concrete needs a great base Add strength with steel and more cement Finish and cure for looks and strength DEAR TIM: I know you’ve answered others about how to restore damaged concrete. That’s not my issue. I must pour a new sidewalk, driveway and patio and I want […]

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