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    Re: T-11 Siding and Decking

    I agree flashing will make all the difference. I have the same siding and problem and when the idiot built my deck 2 years ago, he didn't put any flashing down. Now I'm going to have to retrofit...
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    Re: Too cold to pour cement?

    I don't know if it's too late or not for you, but you could likely pour this, however you should cover with blankets to make sure you don't have any problems. However, I'm not sure that a contractor...
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    Re: Painting laminated countertops?

    I'm doubtful also about paining countertops. It won't likely hold up to use very long. Could they be tiled instead?
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    Re: Deck Beam Design Requirement Question

    The questions regarding size of the beams are likely going to be determined by local codes. I'd imagine you'll need a permit, and they'll likely ask for you plans. Most locals will assist you in...
  5. Re: Thinking of building a pergola... couple of questions...

    Take a look at a deck building book. Years ago I looked purchased one by Black and Decker. They still carry the book in the Home Depot and Lowe's book section, I believe.

    You'll also need to...
  6. Thread: Sturdi floor

    by jhutch
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    Re: Sturdi floor

    No reason to install felt that I can think of. What part of the country are you in?
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    Re: Remove or install floating floor over?

    Also should have mentioned the possiblity of asbestos. Removing old floor can bring that issue up.

    Have you looked at cork an option?
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    Re: Remove or install floating floor over?

    You will likely have a huge expense in removing those existing floor coverings. Really would need more details for more input, choose a reputable contractor and look at as many options as possible.
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    Re: Paint with Primer Combination

    I would error on the side of caution, and use the primer. I'd say the jury remains out, and I'd wait for more data. If you've spent all that time on removing wallpaper (which I hate, there's little...
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    Re: Garage floor - paint, seal or stain?

    There is a very high rate of failure with "kits" in my area. Preparation is key! Acid etching doesn't work in most homes, especially newer homes in our area (Kansas City) We diamond grind to...
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    Re: Adding attic insulation

    I would agree with blowing in more insulation. How much is going to be based off the part of the country you live in. You may want to do an Internet search for that recommendation, or contact a...
  12. Thread: Mechanics lien

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    Re: Mechanics lien

    I realize this may be a little late for you, but it is a good idea to get a lien release from the contractor upon payment. It doesn't happen very often in my business (maybe 2-3 times a year) ...
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    Re: Over seeding a Fescue lawn

    The best time of year has likely passed for fescue overseeding, I live in Kansas, and the weather didn't co-operate this year. You can dormant seed, I usually do it about Thanksgiving or first of...
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    Re: Concrete driveway

    Pics would help.

    Have you considered sealing the concrete? I'd suggest a penetrating sealer to protect and preserve, if possible. We use SealRx (www.sealrx.com), but there's nobody in the...
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    Re: needhelpconcrete

    Hoping to bump this and get some response. Photo would be help along with region on the country. Asks for help then leaves us in the dark.
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    Re: Painting Driveway

    I would not coat the driveway with the epoxy you spoke of. Look into concrete stains if you want to color the driveway.

    Other posts are good advice.
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    Re: driveway sealant

    Don't use a asphalt product on concrete.


    Treated wood can be stained or painted, most definately
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    Re: Treated lumber stain/protectant

    Another good indicator is if you drill a screw in the wood, and water comes out...It's still too wet.

    Hope that helps!
  19. Thread: slippery deck

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    Re: slippery deck

    You may try adding Shark Grip, available at a local Sherwin Williams store
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