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Strange white powdry spot that seems to grow as it pits the slab? Not rated yet
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Sealer for Black Concrete Not rated yet
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Polished concrete floor mix with glass Not rated yet
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Air bubbles from the concrete slab. Not rated yet
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Figerglass Pieces Protruding From the Concrete Surface Not rated yet
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Bathroom Concrete Floor Drain Not rated yet
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Stamped Concrete in Three Season Room Not rated yet
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Using Quikrete for a concrete patio Not rated yet
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Fresh Pour..Cleaning and Buffing.. Not rated yet
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Ratio for ready-mix sand and gravel to cement an water Not rated yet
Q. What is the ratio for ready-mix sand & gravel to cement and water? A. Check out my page about Concrete Mixing Ratios .

Paint for radiant heat Not rated yet
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Prepping concrete floor prior to acid stain Not rated yet
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matching existing texture and color of concrete patio Not rated yet
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bonding new concrete floor to just poured concrete garage floor Not rated yet
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carpeting on a new concrete floor Not rated yet
Q. How long after the concrete floor is poured can I put permanent carpeting down? A. Concrete takes 28 days to fully cure. While it is curing there …

What do you do if it rains while pouring a concrete floor? Not rated yet
Q. What about rain during a pour? Heavy/light, need to cover etc.? A. If it rains while you are pouring a concrete floor it is very important to cover …

settling basement floor Not rated yet
q. About 8 yrs ago I had a foundation company lift the footing around two sides of my house. We noticed just 3-4 yrs after, that our basement floor was …

what do you use under concrete? Not rated yet
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CONDENSATION OF CONCRETE SLAB Not rated yet
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unlevel concrete floor Not rated yet
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sealing concrete Not rated yet
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floating concrete patio Not rated yet
Q. If you use fiber cement do you need wire mesh for a floating concrete patio 20'x12'? A. We use just fibermesh for reinforcement all the time. We …

Stamped concrete patio Not rated yet
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Pouring Slab for Shed Not rated yet
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concrete over rock Not rated yet
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Is this concrete? Not rated yet
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Getting rid of protruding reinforcing fibers  Not rated yet
Q. What do I do to get rid of protruding fibers in my concrete floor before applying any sealers or any concrete finishes? A. Although these will wear …

3-season room floor Not rated yet
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materials to be used on my concrete floor Not rated yet
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Behr Stain Remover Not rated yet
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water marks on concrete  Not rated yet
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Unheated floor in an ICF basement. Not rated yet
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Is the color in my concrete integral? Not rated yet
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Will outdoor carpet stain concrete? Not rated yet
Q. Will an outdoor rug stain the concrete? A. Yes, it's possible an outdoor carpet could stain the concrete. Depending on what the carpet is made of, …

Pouring concrete over wood floor Not rated yet
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How do you remove scuff marks from polished concrete? Not rated yet
Q. How do you remove scuff marks from polished concrete floors? A. Try a tennis ball or the souls of tennis shoes. Rub the scuff marks using as little …

Redoing a bad job on concrete staining. Not rated yet
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Pouring a concrete slab for a hot tub Not rated yet
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Will grass indoor/outdoor carpeting ruin concrete? Not rated yet
Q. If I do not glue my grass carpeting to concrete, just roll it out, will it ruin the concrete? A. No, the indoor/outdoor carpeting will not ruin …

Matching color on polished concrete and stamped concrete Not rated yet
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Concrete apron for a loading dock Not rated yet
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Concrete contraction joints for pumped concrete? Not rated yet
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Will the concrete be to heavy for a kitchen floor? Not rated yet
Q. Will the concrete floor be to heavy in the kitchen? I have a town home 3 level and the kitchen is on the main level, if i do concrete for the flooring, …

finish an existing stamped concrete patio Not rated yet
Q. We bought a 2 year old house with an awesome stamped concrete patio. It is a simple design with the veins running through it. I would like to darken …

Newly poured colored concrete Not rated yet
Q. We had colored concrete poured 1 week ago, when is it safe to put water on the concrete. We have bird droppings on it. When do we put sealer on it. …

concrete floor in crawl space. Not rated yet
Q. The tips of a couple of joists under the main floor have rotted off, due to moisture, causing the floor to sag a bit in a small area. I'd like to …

moisture on garage floor Not rated yet
Q. This time of year spring to summer I have moisture beads all over my garage floor on top of epoxy paint. I was told by a mason there is a vapor barrier …

Concrete instead of gypcrete for radiant heat floors Not rated yet
Q. I am building a house and want to use concrete instead of gypcrete for my radiant floor heating system. Can I pour concrete right on my sub floor or …

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Concrete slab for a storage building Not rated yet
Q. How many bag of cement will I need for a 8x10 floor? A. If the concrete floor is 4" thick you will need about 517 pounds of cement. Cement usually …

How can i remove the dirt from the concrete stamped floor? Not rated yet
Q. We have a heated, concrete floor in our new four season room. After the floor was installed we had the room dry-walled. There is white drywall dust …

Installing concrete anchors Not rated yet
How soon can anchors be installed on fresh garage slab? A. If the concrete is a minimum of 3000 psi, you should be able to drill and install concrete …

Basement Slab Strength Not rated yet
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cleaning the color off stamped concrete Not rated yet
Q. I just got stamped concrete on my driveway. I picked a brown color and another lighter colored powder was added to release the stamps. I was assured …

Bolting safe to basement concrete slab Not rated yet
Q. I'm concerned about bolting a safe to the basement concrete slab. What if the slab is thinner than I thought it was or if I drill too deep and end …

4 ,1inch holes in basement floor Not rated yet
I HAVE 4 1 INCH HOLES THAT LEAK WATER. HOW DO I GO ABOUT FILLING AND WATER PROOFING HOLES AND SURROUNDING AREA? WILL A BONDING AGENT AND FLOOR LEVEL BE …

why is lemon juice used in concrete? Not rated yet
Q. Why is lemon juice used in concrete? A. Lemon juice is used to clean concrete not used in concrete. The natural acidity of the lemon juice helps …

Temperature Resistance of concrete floor Not rated yet
Q. I am planning on installing a walk in oven to dry aircraft parts. The temperature required to do this is 450 F. I have been told that the concrete …

How to pour radiant heat concrete floor over existing concrete floor Not rated yet
Q. Is there an answer to installing a heated hot water floor system over the existing concrete floor? How much room would you need to pour over and cover …

Cleaning water marks off concrete floor Not rated yet
Q. How do I clean water marks off a concrete floor? I recently put concrete floors in my home with a stain and a polished finish. Any time water drips …

New home with 2" thick concrete slab in basement Not rated yet
Q. Ive been living in my new home a little over a year now and have noticed the cracks in the basement floor worsen. Some cracks are almost 1/8 thick …

how to clean stamped concrete basement floor Not rated yet
Q. We have a stamped concrete basement floor in the house we just built. It is the slate pattern. Our constructions workers were very careless with …

acid stained floors Not rated yet
Q. I am building a new home with ICF's and concrete slabs. How long do the slabs have to cure before they can be stained. Also, should I cut the slabs …

Will basement floor support small swimming pool? Not rated yet
Q. Thinking of putting in an Endless Pool in my basement. The pool holds 2600 gallons of water; the footprint is 8x13 (104 ft2) or 208.75/pounds per …

Dark Areas Around Concrete Cracks, Seapage? Not rated yet
Q. Our brand new home of only 2 years has a full basement with a concrete floor. It has cracks in it, but the other day we went downstairs and it looked …

cement floor with radiant heat with no drain or pitch in floor. Not rated yet
Q. Is there a way to install a floor drain without damage to radiant heat? thanks steve A. Without any underground drainage already in place …

Decorative Concrete Floor: repair before staining Not rated yet
Q. We installed radiant floor heating in our house with concrete over the subfloor (tongue and groove decking subfloor with crawl space underneath). …

slippery garage floor in winter  Not rated yet
Q. My garage floor was installed 4 years ago and I was told the mason did a burn surface. Very bright and flat. When wet, especially in winter, we can't …

Newly poured floor chalky on some spots Not rated yet
Q. I just repoured a 11'X14' X 3" room in my basement on Sunday. It seems to be hard but there are a lot of places where it seems like wet chalk. If I …

1950's pre-spancrete Not rated yet
Q. I've got a 1950's pre spancrete garage floor with a room underneath...How was this constructed? I'd really like to see a cross-section view. Does anyone …

How thick should a concrete balcony be? Not rated yet
Q. How thick should concrete be when used for a home balcony? I'm worried that the weight will be too much for the supporting 6" posts and 2x12 beams. …

small cracks in stained concrete floors Not rated yet
Q. I have stained concrete floors which have developed small cracks. Can I fix these without ruining my floors? A. Small hairline cracks are a normal, …

1950's polished concrete floor slabs and brass inlay Not rated yet
Q. I have attached photos of our concrete floors in an old mansion we recently purchased. We do not think we can afford to have the floor removed, but …

Stamped concrete slab is sloped wrong way Not rated yet
Q. We recently got some concrete poured and stamped for our backyard entertainment area. It runs along side the house and attached garage and is slopped …

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How do I install a drain in an existing concrete floor Not rated yet
Q. I am looking to install a drain in an existing concrete slab. How would I do this? A. Installing a floor drain into an existing concrete slab will …

waxing black concrete floor  Not rated yet
Q. I am just finishing up a house. I added a water based sealer (moxie 1800 admix) and color (Davis color called Graphite- essentially black) The floors …

Removing an oil stain on a concrete floor. Not rated yet
Q. I have a garage floor that has a 3x3 foot oil stain and I want to clean it up properly so I can acid stain the floor. What's the best way to do so? …

Patching concrete in basement floor Not rated yet
Q. We recently had our basement floor slab cut to install pipes for a new bathroom and laundry area. The builder filled the cut with hand mixed cement. …

Can concrete be used as indoor flooring? Not rated yet
Q. Can a stained polished concrete floor be used in a house that does not have a cement floor? A. If you are asking if a concrete floor can be installed …

Cleaning Deeply Embedded Gylcerol Spill from Concrete Floor Not rated yet
Q. There was a discharge of glycerol / glycol from a wet sprinkler system onto my unsealed cement basement floor. Unfortunately, due to insurance red-tape, …

ICF footings Not rated yet
First, I would like to thank you for an excellent website, very user friendly and detailed. Q. I'm what is known as a rookie who is adventurous. I …

Methods for coloring concrete Not rated yet
Q. What is the most common method for coloring concrete, is it mixing the color in the ready mix truck or casting color on top of the wet mix? thanks …

Removing old carpet glue on concrete floor Not rated yet
Q.Is there a product available that will cover old carpet glue. I've removed indoor/outdoor carpet from my concrete balcony. Glue is around the edges …

Hot to touch stamped concrete pool deck Not rated yet
Q. We have stamped concrete for our pool deck. Unfortunately, it gets scorching hot! We live in CT where it does not get that hot, even on a 75 degree …

Unsealed concrete Not rated yet
Q. Our floors in a flower shop processing area are concrete. Someone decided to use muriatic acid to clean them. Now the floor absorbs water very fast …

stamped concrete pool deck too hot Not rated yet
Q. We recently did stamped concrete for our pool deck and are finding it to be unbearably hot. Is there anything to treat this with so when you get out …

garage floor drain Not rated yet
Q. It appears your topic about installing trench drain or square drains is for new construction. Can they be installed in an existing garage floor? I …

should I use stone under my cellar floor Not rated yet
Q. I am planning to concrete my cellar and I get water sometimes. My cellar is dirt. Should I lay stone before I lay the concrete. A. Yes. First …

Concrete floor thickness and strength Not rated yet
Q. How thick should my basement floor be and what kind of concrete should we use? A. The average thickness for a basement floor should be 4". If you …

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