Watch this video to for step by step instructions on how to repair and resurface concrete steps on your home Add concrete acrylic fortifier to the concrete to increase bonding between the surfaces Apply the Once the concrete patching material has set, apply a thin layer of concrete resurfacer to the top of the steps.
Brad has gotten off to a good start repairing these old, cracked concrete stairs, and now he s ready to go back over the steps with Quikrete Concrete Resurfacer It s not that hard to apply concrete resurfacer if you follow the directions, add the right amount of water, and wait the recommended period of time before applying
Find out how to remove and reinstall porch posts to refresh your entry s look Install the Brackets person drilling brackets into porch Photo by Kolin Smith Center the installation brackets inside the post outline on the awning and over the marks on the landing, For the landing brackets, use self tapping concrete screws.
We ve all heard of accidents where a deck gave out because there were too many people on it Slopes Here s a novel way to install almost instant piers for your front porch or deck No muss, no fuss, Concrete front porch foundations usually consist of concrete poured at grade over a base material like stone or gravel.
, Ever since Jocie and I purchased our home in the concrete stoop has had this long, ugly crack, and this past summer some yellow jackets tried to take up residence within the If the temperatures are too low, pros often use accelerant to speed up concrete set time and insulating blankets to trap heat.
Watch this video to see how to repair and improve your entryway, including replacing siding, repairing railings, and installing a new entry door and lock Removed water damaged siding and replaced it with fiber cement siding Repair Handrails Replaced rotten handrail posts and missing spacer blocks on entryway stairs.
After waiting the necessary time for the wood to cure, Tim then stained the deck and we love the way it makes the deck blend into the house (You can read another lively discussion on our choice of color over on Hometalk!) Before we just had a stoop and I really had no place to decorate for each season Not anymore!
Notice how the furniture is painted in the same trim color adding to the porch s overall delight and charm Your furniture s color can either add to or diminish the overall impact of your small porch so take care in selecting (or repainting) your furnishings Exterior House Trim Options for Small Porches running trim on front
Stair hand rails not only provide safety but also can be aethetically pleasing and add appeal to a porch or deck Choosing the Placing the actual hand rail along the balusters (pickets) on the railing instead of the top rail is an option It must Perfect for your porch, deck, or stoop, they can be installed on concrete or wood.
Watch this video for tips on how to dress up a bland concrete porch floor by painting, staining, or scoring grooved lines in the surface Danny Lipford Sarah wants to know, How can I add a little pizzazz to our boring concrete porch No, Sarah, you don t have to put up with that boring concrete front porch You can have
, Watch this video for tips on how to fill wide gaps and cracks before caulking using foam backer rod seal cracks and holes around the house or outside, it s important to make sure the crack is no wider than a quarter of an inch, because if you just put in caulk, the caulk will fail, because the crack is too wide.
, I ve wanted new front steps since the jump, I could see that it would do so much for the curb appeal of our home, but concrete is expensive So, this is what Sometime in the coming weeks I plan on taking a trip to the architectural salvage place and finding a pained storm door be one day we will
When my Dad developed emphysema, he could have used a ramp on his porch, even one of the portable wheel chair ramps like we found at Allegro Medical A ramp to Concrete wheelchair ramp Since it is very compact you can take it with you or easily move it from your front porch to back deck or entrance if required.