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How Soon Can I Cut Concrete?The timing depends on several different factors, some of which are the weather conditions, the type of your blade, the hardness, the aggregate size and the concrete mix design. Those who start cutting too early will most l
Overview: The method and key toolsIf you’re a skilled drywall taper or plasterer, you probably use a hawk and trowel to skim-coat walls. We don’t expect to change your mind if you use those tools as second hands. But if you’re a remodeler who does on
FIG. 7 - Spread the mortar about 1" deep and 8" wide, using a furrow in the center to force the mortar to the edge. FIG
My current design for a garage is 24' by 24'. There are 2 garage doors on the front 9' in width, with 1 1/2" on each side to install them into. This leaves 66" for the front facing CMU wall, which is split into three sections of 22" each
Wear protective clothing. Wet concrete can splatter, stick to bare skin, and leave burns. Make sure that your body is completely covered
Your house or garden may sit on a rolling hillside. While the view is lovely, to provide a flat garden or lawn area you may need a retaining wall. A stacked stone retaining wall provides a natural appearance that enhances the curb appeal of your home
Ideally, the neighbour would take the responsibility for their land and fix the retaining wall. I suspect they won't do anything until the whole thing collapses. You might be able to go halves fixing it up
Ideally, the neighbour would take the responsibility for their land and fix the retaining wall. I suspect they won't do anything until the whole thing collapses. You might be able to go halves fixing it up
Surface voids (small holes, also known as bug holes or pitting) found on the surface of concrete castings have affected anyone who has ever cast concrete. Castings with a significant number of voids must be post finished or discarded, resulting in wa
One of the most popular backyard features for do-it-yourselfers is a fire pit surrounded by a patio and seat walls made from retaining wall units. A circular or square patio is built around a cast-iron fire ring, and matching seat walls ring the pati