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I have a room that was once a carport. The previous owner
I have a room that was once a carport. The previous owner never raised the floor. It still has a slope and the front wall sits on the original driveway slab. Until my husband used a concrete sealer, i… read more
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We have a home remodel with a room about 30' x 20' that has
We have a home remodel with a room about 30' x 20' that has new poured slab on grade. We noticed excess expansion of a control joints. We did borings that found poor to no compaction of fill under the… read more
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I have a house that is built into a. The kitchen is
I have a house that is built into a hill. The kitchen is underground with a cement slab on top. We do know that there is thick rebar in the concrete. It is covered with dirt up to the level of a slidi… read more
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My house is built on a slab. I recently noticed a half- inch
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I am installing a room in my basement with concrete walls
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I'm building a basketball court that is sunken into the
Hi, I'm building a basketball court that is sunken into the ground due to a sloping back yard. On 2 sides of the court slab the dirt is 3ft high and the contractor built forms on 1 side and the other … read more
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We poured a concrete pad we did not get to smooth out before
we poured a concrete pad we did not get to smooth out before it set up. There is a few holes not large adn low spots how can we fix it.… read more
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My cottage which is located only 30 feet from the lake has
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we are adding a room to the house. Several damp areas have
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I have a carport with a 100 mm (4 inch) reinforced cement slab,
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My cantilever deck slab has cracked at the building wall, the
My cantilever deck slab has cracked at the building wall, the fulcrum point, and there is a 1/4 inch crack and the outer edge 11 ft away sags 1-1/2 inches. Can I simply jack the slab back into place a… read more
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We want to build a aised pad approx 22inches high above ground
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