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Pouring Concrete - AsktheBuilder

AsktheBuilder: How many people does it take to pour concrete? Depends upon a lot of factors. Concrete work is not easy. Pouring a concrete patio where you have to unload the truck 100 feet away from the concrete forms, needs many helpers. Tim uses his concrete

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Pouring Concrete Sidewalks - Ask the Builder

Mar 21, 2006  AsktheBuilder: Pouring concrete is hard work. Finishing concrete is an art. The best tips for pouring concrete are to start with a very small job and do it in cool weather. Learn how quickly the concrete goes from a pourable mixture to a hard compound. Practice different finishing methods on a small pour

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Secret Concrete Tips - Understanding ... - AsktheBuilder

AsktheBuilder: Concrete driveways, walkways and patios can be a source of complaint from homeowners if concrete installation is done incorrectly. Concrete tips will help you prevent cracks, spalling, and dusting. ... CLICK or TAP HERE to get FREE quotes from local companies who can pour your concrete

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Minimize Cracks while Pouring Concrete - AsktheBuilder

What causes the cracks while pouring concrete? The crack trouble can sometimes be traced to the water used in the concrete mix. As the water is consumed by the chemical reaction that creates the crystals, the concrete actually shrinks. Typical concrete used in residential work tends to shrink about 1/16th inch for every ten lineal feet.

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Secret Concrete Tips - Understanding ... - AsktheBuilder

AsktheBuilder: Concrete driveways, walkways and patios can be a source of complaint from homeowners if concrete installation is done incorrectly. Concrete tips will help you prevent cracks, spalling, and dusting. ... CLICK or TAP HERE to get FREE quotes from local companies who can pour your concrete

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Poured or Block Foundation - AsktheBuilder

Poured concrete started to be used in the early 1900’s in the Midwest in both residential and commercial construction. The only thing that limited the final shape of the foundation was the design of the wood forms that held the wet, plastic concrete that was placed in them. ... AsktheBuilder

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AsktheBuilder DIY Shed Pouring Concrete Piers Videos

AsktheBuilder: This section of the DIY Shed Video Series has 4 videos on pouring your concrete piers.

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cold weather concrete installation - Ask the Builder

As stated in ACI 306 (American Concrete Institute Code), the definition of cold-weather is “a period when for more than 3 successive days, the average daily air temperature drops below 5°C (40°F) and stays below 10°C (50°F) for more than one-half of any 24 hour period.”. Cold weather can have a detrimental affect on concrete for several ...

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DIY Shed AsktheBuilder Pier Concrete Chute in Action - YouTube

Apr 06, 2016  AsktheBuilder founder, Tim Carter, shows how to use the handmade concrete chute to put concrete into the DIY shed pier form.For more DIY Shed ...

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DIY Shed AsktheBuilder Pier Anchor Bolt - YouTube

Apr 06, 2016  AsktheBuilder founder, Tim Carter, demonstrates a handy method to ensure concrete pier anchor bolts are in the correct location when you pour ...

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DIY Shed AsktheBuilder Shed Pier Digging Tips - YouTube

Apr 03, 2016  AsktheBuilder founder, Tim Carter, talks about how big to dig the hole to place and position a pier for a DIY shed.For more DIY Shed building ...

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DIY Shed AsktheBuilder Pier Forms Complete and Ledge ...

Apr 06, 2016  AsktheBuilder founder, Tim Carter, has all the DIY shed piers in place with lots of backfill dirt around them. The dirt helps hold the piers i...

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How to Parge a Concrete Block Wall SAKRETE Parging Mix ...

Aug 13, 2019  This video will show you how to parge a concrete block wall with SAKRETE Parging Mix. This product is designed to coat or repair imperfections in poured conc...

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How to Install Plumbing in a Concrete Slab and ... - YouTube

Jul 28, 2016  How to Install Plumbing in a Concrete Slab and foundation. How to Install Plumbing in a Concrete Slab and foundation.

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AsktheBuilder 4500 PSI Recipe

Concrete you order from a ready mix plant that's supposed to withstand freezing weather is often specified at 4,000 PSI. But that's a minimum standard. If you want to go one better, you should try 4,500 PSI. This is a SHORT four-page PDF file that can save you thousands of dollars.

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DIY Shed AsktheBuilder How to Install a Wood Post Hold ...

AsktheBuilder founder, Tim Carter, shows a finished notched wood 6 x 6 post on top of a poured concrete pier. He also demonstrates how a hold ...

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Ask the Builder: Don’t let contractor skip steel ...

May 26, 2018  Carrie’s contractor may be pouring concrete that has a compressive strength of 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). That means it only takes 400

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Ask the Builder: A repair for cracked concrete that almost ...

Apr 18, 2020  You can watch a video at askthebuilder titled “Mixing Concrete” in which I show the perfect consistency. Pour this mixture in a small 1-foot by 1-foot form and finish it where the top ...

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AsktheBuilder 4500 PSI Recipe

Concrete you order from a ready mix plant that's supposed to withstand freezing weather is often specified at 4,000 PSI. But that's a minimum standard. If you want to go one better, you should try 4,500 PSI. This is a SHORT four-page PDF file that can save you thousands of dollars.

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Ask the Builder: Failed cement stucco: Why it happened ...

Jun 11, 2021  My wife and I are the head ushers at our church. Each Sunday, when we arrive early, we walk up a ramp that allows those attending mass in a wheelchair an easy way into Sacred Heart Church in Laconia, N.H. The ramp was built with two poured concrete walls with the ramp in between them. The church is a stunning red-brick edifice built by French Catholics in the late 1800s. At that time, there ...

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Ask the Builder: A repair for cracked concrete that almost ...

Apr 18, 2020  You can watch a video at askthebuilder titled “Mixing Concrete” in which I show the perfect consistency. Pour this mixture in a small 1-foot by 1-foot form and finish it where the top ...

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DIY Shed AsktheBuilder How to Install a Wood Post Hold ...

Apr 07, 2016  AsktheBuilder founder, Tim Carter, shows a finished notched wood 6 x 6 post on top of a poured concrete pier. He also demonstrates how a hold ...

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Ask the Builder: Don’t let contractor skip steel ...

May 26, 2018  Carrie’s contractor may be pouring concrete that has a compressive strength of 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). That means it only takes 400

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Concrete Sidewalk Drawing and Specifications - Ask the ...

Concrete Sidewalk Drawing and Specifications. Loading zoom. Click to enlarge. Regular Price: $14.95. Your Price: $9.95 (You save $5.00) SKU: PSDCONCSIDEWALK.

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AsktheBuilder New House Specifications

All exterior concrete shall contain 1/2-inch diameter steel reinforcing rods and these shall be placed at 2 foot centers in both directions. This steel should be in the lower third of the slab with a minimum of 1 and 1/2 inches of concrete between the steel and the compacted

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Shed Building Video Series - Ask the Builder

This complete video series demonstrates all the secret skills you'll need to build any structure using traditional framing lumber. This video series was shot while Tim was building a shed, but the skills and magic can be used no matter what you're building. "I just want to tell you that you have made a fantastic [DIY Shed Building] Video Series.

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AsktheBuilder Phone Consultation

tim at askthebuilder dot com. READ the following three testimonials "The 15 minute consult we had regarding my chimney crown replacement was a small price and worth every penny considering that estimates for the crown and chimney work were between $3000 and $4000. Your review of the estimates was insightful as you noted ambiguous statements and ...

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Is a poured foundation better than a concrete block one ...

Nov 06, 2018  A: Poured concrete and concrete block are the two foundation types that dominate the residential construction industry in the United States. I've built buildings using both materials.

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Some concrete advice about wall systems - Chicago Tribune

Nov 22, 2002  The primary ingredients in concrete block are Portland cement, gravel aggregate and sand. These are the same ingredients you would find in a poured concrete foundation. The only difference is the ...

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New forms make pouring concrete piers a cinch - silive

May 11, 2012  Q. I’ve heard all kinds of things from friends about concrete foundation piers. To say the least, I’m confused. Some say you just dig a hole and fill it with concrete. Others say you need to ...

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Why the concrete in public works projects lasts for ...

Mar 23, 2021  Once you pour or cast the concrete, you need to ensure the water used to mix the concrete doesn’t evaporate too fast. The chemical reaction that transforms the plastic concrete from a

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Yes, you can pour concrete in water - Chicago Tribune

Mar 20, 2015  Yes, you can pour concrete in water. The water in the hole under the pipe can be sucked out with a wet-dry vacuum before and during the repair job. (Paul F.)

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