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need help fixing a concrete countertop

So heres the deal, hired a friend of a friend to do concrete countertops for my house. Older craftsmen house remodeled into a modern custom…

Started by Tony Frink

9 Dec 11, 2013
Reply by Jared Larsen

CSA slurry?

Is there a reason not to use a CSA style mix for a slurry to get it to kick and harden faster....? Or maybe I should say -  Would it be ok…

Started by J T

8 Dec 7, 2013
Reply by Nelson Lasaosa

caulk, grout, mortar, pl?

I would really appreciate anyone's info on these things. I am using clear silicone for wall and backslash joints on vanities, that's as far…

Started by mike porto

9 Dec 5, 2013
Reply by Sam Hocking

Another newb - full of questions.

Hello All, Thanks in advance for your thoughts. This is my first concrete project. I'm a DIY'er intending on making my kitchen island count…

Started by Brent H

3 Dec 5, 2013
Reply by Brent H

newb intro

Hey, first off let me say thanks to the board operator for the platform, and to the contributors for the content. I have been lurking and l…

Started by J T

7 Nov 22, 2013
Reply by J T

Im New Here.....Seeking advice on concrete shower panels/tiles/countertop/backsplash

I am new to this and going to do my own shower and even on the kitchen floor. I am seeking advice on which supplies to use, and what will l…

Started by joey .

3 Nov 18, 2013
Reply by Sam Hocking

Just finsihed a cast-in-place top...what is the best way to cure?

What is the best way to cure....cover with poly and that's it? should I wet it periodically. I want to put rigid insulation on top but  I a…

Started by Scorponox

1 Aug 8, 2013
Reply by Henry Fehr

Custom Molds

I make atlas stones which are the round stones that are placed on a platform in world's strongest man contests. I make them from as small a…

Started by Eli Butcher

9 Jun 15, 2013
Reply by Eli Butcher

First top, looking for a mix design

Hello all.  I have been lurking around here since I decided to do a concrete countertop for my new kitchen.  I have found a ton of useful i…

Started by Joe Corlazzoli

7 Jun 4, 2013

Curling with STRAIGHT bag-mixed Quikrete 5000

A friend of mine made a top awhile back with just the Quikrete 5000 mix, no additives at all. The tops turned out really nice at first, but…

Started by Zachary Tyler

5 May 17, 2013
Reply by rick sault

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