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  1. Concrete & Paving
    I've just had new concrete poured about 3 weeks ago from today and noticed blotchy / discoloration showing more and more overtime. Originally it was one smooth dark color. The contractor said it needs time to cure especially during colder weather 40-50F. I mentioned should I water the concrete...
  2. Concrete & Paving
    All, My client has a sunken room in her house that she is wanting to bring up (~3") to the same level as the rest of the house. The previous owners built this addition onto the house years ago (was likely a patio previously), and expanded the size of the room 1.5" on the outside walls. The...
  3. Construction
    Hello everyone. My name is Bryy and i want to help all the concrete business owners out there with my marketing but before i can do that i want to take the time to really understand the life of concrete business owners. The struggles and challanges. Would someone care to share some pain points...
  4. General Discussion
    Hi, I am doing a job where I have to build a concrete patio in a back yard. The problem is that I am not sure what to use as the base for the concrete. I was thinking between using either fill dirt, CR-6 Rock, crushed rock, sand, or a combination. Any ideas on how I should proceed would be...
  5. General Discussion
    Concrete floor repair leveling of house foundation, Dana Point California.
  6. Concrete & Paving
    How close can a wood burning fire be to concrete before the concrete begins to degrade? How close can GFRC be to fire before it begins to degrade?
  7. Concrete & Paving
    Just messing around with a table for behind my desk. Wanted to see what the combo looked like.
  8. Concrete & Paving
    My pile of broken, discarded, hated or just utter failures is getting a little to big for my shop and I need to empty house. I called the largest concrete recycler in the area, first the not-so-nice lady asked what GFRC was, then about the colors, then said no. I have another option but how do...
  9. General Discussion
    How much do you pay per foot for 5-6" moldings?
  10. Concrete & Paving
    We are pouring a slab on Monday and I had heard there was a way to stain the concrete while it's still in the truck or "before it's poured". I also read about using iron sulfate to stain concrete. Anyone done this before? Do you know if it is possible to use iron sulfate in the truck...
  11. Architecture & Design
    I am building an auto body shop 60x80 and need to bring the pad up about 3'. I am planning on bringing in all the fill and compacting and wondered what everyones thoughts were on the cheapest/best foundation. It obviously will have a concrete slab and it steps down 2' at 25' in. I am more...
  12. Concrete & Paving
    Howdy All, I'm doing a remodel on an apartment building with concrete ceilings. I am looking for a product that I can prime the concrete with and then use hot mud to level out the ceiling. Any advice would be appreciated.
  13. Masonry
    I am not a contractor but I need the opinions of professionals in the field as to what is reasonable to expect. Just had a driveway poured in Salt Lake City, UT. Poured in two sections at 7:00am each day. the first section was 8 sections 10x10. Contractor came back later that day and cut control...
  14. Construction
    Is there any point in spraying concrete down after the first 24 hours? It doesn't seem like the water is even soaking in at this point. It looks like the concrete is not even porous anymore and the water just sheets off and evaporates after a while. 2nd question. If it doesn't help it cure any...
  15. Concrete & Paving
    We pour the driveway concrete a week ago. Unfortunately we forgot to put up a bunch of those yellow caution signs for cars to see the new poured driveway. After us car drove on it and we have tire line but not deep, it seems a shadow on concrete. I hide them a little with makita wire brush...
  16. Drywall
    OK I need a question answered that I cant seem to find else where! I have been a residentinal remodeler for 12 years and have never run across this before. I have a split level home under remodel that has a fireplace on the opposing side of the stairs. Currently it has the 50's wood paneling...
  17. Pressure Washing
    Hi Guys, OK, I finally found a good product for getting rid of rust stains. Its a product I picked up at the local Lowe's... Iron Out, works great 2-3 scrubs and gone. I am still having problems riding old oil stains, has any one got a good suggestion? much appreciated, Jack
  18. Masonry
    Hello folks/Professionals, I need to drill a 3" hole through my poured concrete foundation below grade. It's a poured concrete foundation constructed back in 1954 with a sprayed membrane for waterproofing. I have been in this house for 14 yrs. and we've never had any water problems. Ok, I think...
  19. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Journeyman Carpenter needs work. Work any shift, Reliable, own tools, dependable truck - Will travel. Bilingual English & Spanish I am open to any jobs! Need Help? I'm your guy! Side jobs: Moving Heavy loads Concrete Driveways Drywalls Framers Window Installations Painting...
  20. Masonry
    Hello, I have been looking into doing this type of pour for a 3 season room and was wondering if anyone had: 1. Any drawings and/or photos of it 2. How the rebar is incorporated? (is it just tied together and dropped in as the pour is going on?) The village asked that there be a 12" "bell...
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