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Drilling a concrete load bearing pillar?

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Hi there I live on the 4th floor of a purpose built (6 floors in total) I have a circular concrete pillar in one corner  ... read more »

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Concrete foundation crack? What's the appropriate way to fix?

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Hi All We had some insulation problems around one of the baseboards downstairs. Warm air would coming in from under the  ... read more »

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Post for clothes line - Concrete

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I have a 4" steel pipe (11') that I want to use as a clothesline post. The soil is well drained sandy soil with winter  ... read more »

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Pouring concrete without sand or gravel?

Hamilton, TX guy's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Hamilton, TX guy in  Masonry » Concrete 

Built my own home but neglected to consider wind driven rain coming in the front/side doors. So I cannot put my wood flooring  ... read more »

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how much does it cost to create a concrete berms

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How is the best way to clean oil spots that have been there a week?

Karenda lighthouse bay's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Karenda lighthouse bay in  Masonry » Concrete 

I do not have a picture but the painter told me to move my car so the crew could start paint the carport. four days later  ... read more »

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Mailbox demolished still have base can I place cement right on base for post?

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how many 94 lb bags of portland cement to a cubic yard

Ed's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Ed in  Masonry » Concrete 

i am filling the walls of storm shelter and pouring a top. Will need approx 2.6 cu. yes.  ... read more »

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Is this quality concrete work? Should I be concerned?

Dave M's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Dave M in  Masonry » Concrete 

THE FACTS: I hired a licensed contractor to add a wood deck to the back of my home with steps down to our backyard grass  ... read more »

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On an older concrete garage floor, what load would you anticipate being able to support, PSF?

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how much concrete do i need for ten foot long curb, 6

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4 separate old concrete slabs 2 are raising up

mg27's Avatar (by Gravatar) by mg27 in  Masonry » Concrete 

I have a small enclosed on 4 sides court yard with 4 slabs about 8 x 10 ft. which extends under my siding about an inch.  ... read more »

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what is the best thing to do if your slab of concete is a quarter inch of for le

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Masonry » Concrete 

my slab of concrete where shed is going is one quarter inch off  ... read more »

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how many 80# bags of cement does it take to fill an 18" by 42" pillar form?

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how many bags of portland cement do i need to cover 1.375 cubic yards

david belber's Avatar (by Gravatar) by david belber in  Masonry » Concrete 

doing over a garage floor in two separate areas woulb like to know how many bags of portland i would need the area is 40'9"  ... read more »

do i have to put gravel under the concrete ?

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Putting 6" slab in P.B. Should I put insulation under slab? I'm in MN.

harleyron74's Avatar (by Gravatar) by harleyron74 in  Masonry » Concrete 

Installing A 6" slab in A pole barn. Should I put in foam insulation under the slab? No heat in barn but at 63 Y.O.  ... read more »

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can i use clean rock instead of chat when i pour my driveway

tony's Avatar (by Gravatar) by tony in  Masonry » Concrete 

I plan on extending my driveway ihave been told I need 3/4 minus then someone said I could use clean rock I live in Missouri  ... read more »

How many wheelbarrows for a yard of concrete?

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