The Concrete Network

How do I repair a crack in my fountain?

If the cracks are in a water-holding vessel, such as a swimming pool, cistern, or fountain, they might not only be unsightly and a source of deterioration, they can also interfere with the efficiency or use of the structure. Follow this step-by-step process for pond/fountain waterproofing and repair.

How do I concrete in fence posts?

Setting a post is one of the most common do-it-yourself projects involving concrete. Quikrete offers this step-by-step guide to setting a fence post (PDF).

How do I anchor a handrail or bolts in concrete?

Anchoring handrails, signs, bolts, or other metal parts in concrete is easy to do with QUIKRETE Anchoring Cement. Here are Quickrete's step-by-step instructions for anchoring projects (PDF).

How do we repair small cracks in concrete?

Cracks in concrete can be unsightly and create moisture problems. Repairing such cracks is vital in order to keep moisture out. Follow these directions to repair cracks in concrete.

We want to build a small decorative walkway with "molds", what do we do?

Building concrete patios and walkways that resemble brick, cobblestone, or European block is an easy do-it-yourself project with Walk Maker re-usable plastic molds. Quickrete offers this step-by-step guide to using decorative molds (PDF).

We have an unsightly walkway. Is there any way to improve its appearance without removing and replacing it?

There are a few options for improving the look of exisiting concrete. They include engraving, staining and thin toppings that are used to resurface concrete. Review your decorative options for existing concrete.

Building a walkway from the front porch down to the street, is it possible for the average guy to do?

The answer to this question is yes. The average homeowner can build a walkway on their own. Get started by reading these do-it-yourself instructions on how to build a concrete walkway.

How do we fix mortar joints in brick?

Left unrepaired, water can seep in between the cracked, loose mortar joints between bricks and cause interior wall damage. To avoid this problem, follow Quickrete's step-by-step process for tuck-pointing mortar joints (PDF).

We are ready to lay wood floor planks and the concrete is not level. It had some low spots. What can be done to fix this?

Wood flooring, or any flooring, laid on an unlevel base means there will be gaps beneath the flooring. It can cause wood adhesive to "pop", tiles or marble to loosen or grout to crack. To make sure this doesn't happen, follow these instructions on preparing unlevel interior surfaces for flooring.

Our basement has a moisture problem. What can be done?

The first step is to remedy the cause of the basement moisture. Read more in An Overview of Solutions to Basement Moisture Problems.

How is a leaking concrete basement foundation repaired?

Crack injection is a great way to repair a leaking basement foundation. Read more about the process of foundation crack repair.

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