We had a large (100' tall) pine tree come down across our pool. It destroyed a portion of the concrete deck and damaged the side wall of the pool. The existing deck is cantalivered
concrete, We are going to replace the entire deck so it will be consistent. We're considering the aluminumn coping but are not wanting white. Any suggestions on where we might find an anodized color, perhaps dark tan, etc. Any suggestions on a reliable group to repair the damage?
Commented on Jun 17, 2012
Hey W.E. I would much prefer Concrete coping. It's what's there now in fact. I would like
stone coping even more. It all due to cost. I've gotten depreciation and am looking at having to spend funds I'm not too keen on spending at this time. I've Google searched and have not been happy with the choices I seen. That being said, I suppose I'll likely go ahead and stay with forming and using concrete.
Which one of these tools would you most likely use during your next project in 2012? Tell us here and we will select five random responses who will receive a free tool bag! And I mean,
this thing will fit 5 drills, or 3 circular saws, or somewhere in the tens of thousands of drill bits.
(Contest ends Monday at midnight.)
Commented on Jan 13, 2012
Looking at the multiple choices illustrated, I realize there's not a project that goes on
where I can get by without using each and every one of these. I would also have to include a planer, a biscuit joiner, a pneumatic nailer, and a reciprocating saw. My wife, 15 year old son , and I are always working on something on our house and yard projects. She has more tools than I do. She claims I married her for her tools. Uh, some truth to that...guilty as charged. My son is already laying claim to my old tools as I replenish. The tight bond of a close family is measured in 1/16th's..
My wife and I have been going through the same situation. Normally I would install a new layer over the old. However currently we're replacing a damaged ceiling in the dining room that has crown moldings including a bay window. Because we're in the middle of this during the holidays I don't have the time to remove and reinstall the crown molding so we opted to patch and skim coat the entire ceiling with joint compound. The existing ceiling was popcorn/cottage cheese finish....uggg! We now have a beautiful smooth finished ceiling that really compliments the room. Depending on the size of the room, the current finish this method is not as labor intense as you might think. Sure working overhead is tough but you'll have to either way! As mentioned by "The Money Pit" you could go over the existing with a thinner layer that's easier to work with. Home Depot and probably Lowes now stock 1/4" sheetrock.
I have a covered sidewalk that leads from the street to the door at a pre school. I want to paint (concrete stain) the sidewalk and paint footprints leading to the door. I have stencils
for the footprints. What type of paint should be used for the prints and in what order should this happen?
Commented on Nov 18, 2011
One other thing you might consider is to stencil the footprints, then have them sandblasted,
then stained/painted. It gives the appearance of footprint indention's into semi-set concrete. A really cool effect. You might also consider different paw prints of various critters so kids can try to identify what they are.
Make sure you don't use a masonry, i.e. brick or block facade. You'll need a sufficient
foundation for these type walls. It's likely your slab is only 4" and does not extend below the frost line. You could use wood framing and face it with a cultured stone. A plug here for Daco Stone. They have an enormous selection that will compliment any design.