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Quick Concrete Overlay Summary: Stamped concrete overlay on the 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 because he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, is scratching his head over two bids for putting a stamped concrete Read More »

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How to Repair a Crumbling Foundation Part 1 of 3 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, as mentioned in the June 6, 2014 AsktheBuilder Weekend Warrior. I'm outside here at Lynn's and it's raining. I'm under Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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: Read More »

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How to Mix Concrete 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 Read More »

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How to Pour Concrete 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 Read More »

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Winter weather can create mayhem with concrete or asphalt driveways, sidewalks and aprons. Potholes are usually the biggest repair job of all and with a few tools and some readily available products, you can make permanent repairs to your hard pavement surfaces. The most common reason potholes re-appear is because the shape of the hole Read More »

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Concrete Restoration and Decoration - Give Your Concrete A New Look Quick Column Summary: Restore the beauty of concrete work Tattoo a new look onto your concrete Patch cracks Practice makes perfect DEAR TIM: This has been the winter from Hades. I own a house in Connecticut and my parents have one in sunny Florida. Read More »

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