Questions about: mortar

Yesterday, I covered my timeline for getting the kitchen backsplash covered in subway tile. Tile that is still radiating all of those wonderful “damn, I look GOOD” vibes all over it. And as promised, here are the full DIY details I learned, tools I u
I began demolition of a bathroom today and ran into an unusual (for me) flooring issue. The floor is tiled and it's set on a 1. 5" thick bed of mortar
Q. I have to make an unexpected repair to my poured concrete foundation. A water leak led me to remove drywall in my basement, and to my surprise, I discovered rows of holes 5/8-inch diameter in my concrete walls
When making concrete it's important to use the correct concrete mixing ratios to produce a strong, durable concrete mix. To make concrete there are four basic materials you need: portland cement, sand, aggregate (stone), and water. The ratio of aggre
By standard, I mean it was a typical Quikrete mix with gravel, sand and portland cement. As I was working the top of it with a float, I realized it wasn't going to dry anywhere near the smooth-ish texture of the rest of the floor. I'm guessing that's
Step 3 – Cinder Block Retaining Wall RepairsConsult the bag of mortar for the mixing instructions, and make the mortar in the bucket
I have asked a contractor (foundation/concrete guy) and he said he can put special mix of mortar at the corner at the end of that wall. My question is, what do you think causes the water in that section to accumulates? And do you think the contractor
I am currently updating to a new gravel driveway for our house, and all the kerb edgings are now in. I need to add 2 rows of small square edging stones at the drive entrance. As these will be receiving the vehicular traffic on and off the drive, I wa
I recently did some outside brick wall patching and tuckpointing. Since the old mortar was whitish, I didn't use the gray ready mix from the Home Depot but I mixed my own, the same what I used for my exposed indoor brick wall restoration: 1 part maso
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