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use cast-concrete stone-veneer panels and masonry screws to dress up a plain wall how to clad a wall in stone in this video, this old house host kevin o'connor shows how to build a mortared stone-veneer wall with a natural, dry
in the following paragraphs you will learn all you need to know about how to clad your concrete steps in stone. cleaning is essential when you place concrete steps in stone. cleaning is easy. you need to first sweep away any lose debris. you can do it with a broom, but for best results you should use a hand broom. make sure you get all the edges.
spruce up an ordinary concrete porch by installing a new tile floor. introduction prep and clean the concrete surface. make sure you select a tile that is appropriate for outdoor use. to ensure a clean surface and proper bond, it is recommended that you clean the concrete with warm water and tsp trisodium phosphate .
attach the two outside battens to the porch, using tapcon-style anchors. drill ¼-inch pilot holes through the board, evenly spaced in at least three places--one 4 inches in from one end, one the same distance from the other end and one every 20 inches along the length of the board, measuring from the first hole.
mimic brick. it's easy to give your concrete porch the look of traditional hand-laid brick, and often at a lower cost and with less effort. for newly placed concrete, you can imprint the brick pattern with a stamp learn more about stamped concrete .or you can cover existing concrete with an overlay and use stencils for the brick pattern see the step-by-step process .
how to cover a concrete porch with wood hunker covering a concrete porch with wood provides a warmer, cozier feel. it is also a good way to cover up peeling paint, slight chipping and discolored concrete.
find the exact center of the post location. lay the bracket on the concrete and mark the center point of the bolt hole with a carpenter's pencil, keeping the bracket aligned square to the railing's direction.
moisture can accumulate in concrete and then absorb into the wood and if this happens long enough can create wood rot and even attract termites. category howto and style
after working on my porch floor for several very long days without a break if you missed it, you can click here to see my porch floor project where i built a wood porch over an existing concrete porch , matt insisted that i take a day off to recuperate. i definitely needed it, but at the same time, i was chomping at the bit all day tuesday to go out and wrap the front porch posts. so
if you have a plain concrete porch, consider laying tile to give it a whole new look. if any steps have cracks all the way through them, they will need to be repaired before they are tiled. lay a piece of crack isolation membr. if any steps have cracks all the way through them,
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have an ugly concrete step and porch? try this method to beautify the entrance to your home have an ugly concrete step and porch? try this method to beautify the entrance to your home
we go over grading dirt forming and how to finish the concrete walkway great diy project for helping keep rain run off water out of your house with a new fresh concrete slab
in this video, toh senior technical editor mark powers shows how to cover up an ugly concrete stoop with stone veneer and bluestone treads. see below for tools and a shopping list. subscribe to
use the flat side of trowel to apply the thin-set and the comb edge of the trowel to create grooves image 1 . this will give you a really tight connection to your slab. set the tiles by gently sliding into place. use spacers to achieve consistent gaps between tiles image 2 .
when you finish a row, sprinkle a 60 to 40 mixture of sand and concrete into the joints between the bricks and sweep the surface to make sure the joints are filled. cover the finished surface with a brick sealer product to help preserve your porch's look.
all of it was removed. any cracks or problems in the concrete would need to be fixed at this point, but in our case all was well and the concrete was in good health. installing the runners your concrete porch should already be slightly slanted away from the house in order to drain rain water away from it. this grade is good and needs to be preserved.