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POURED CONCRETE STEPS

Install new poured concrete steps. Remove old steps and haul from building site. Form new steps with no more than 7¾" rise and no less than 10" tread. All risers equal and all treads equal. Provide a continuous 42" footing for the steps. Trowel smooth and leave a light broom finish. Use 4,000-lb. psi, compression strength, concrete mix for steps. 3,000 psi mix may be used in footings. Do not pour if temperature is below 35° F without covering with insulated blankets or other sufficient means of keeping concrete from freezing. Steps with four or more risers will require a 1 ¼" wrought iron handrail as per

code.

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PRE-CAST CONCRETE STEPS

Install ready-made concrete steps. Steps at the house entry will have a 36" platform. Steps with four or more risers will require a 1¼" wrought iron handrail as per code. Provide an 8" diameter, 42" post

footing at all four corners of the steps. Quality and price to be mid-range.

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SEALING FOUNDATION WALLS

Remove efflorescence, mineral salts, grease, oils, etc. Rout out all loose, soft deteriorated mortar. Tuck- point all crevices, cracks, joints, holes, etc. so as to secure and bind together all foundation block securely. Apply a coat of masonry coating as per manufacturer‟s instructions to seal the foundation. Material may be applied by brush. Include a bonding agent in the mix where walls have been previously painted. This application is not a guarantee of a dry basement, but is a preventive measure to lessen the

chances.

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SEALING FOUNDATION WALLS-STRUCTURAL SKIN

Remove efflorescence, mineral salts, grease, oils, etc. Rout out all loose, soft deteriorated mortar. Tuckpoint all crevices, cracks, joints, holes, etc. so as to secure and bind together all foundation block securely. Apply a coating of Structural Skin or equal surface bonding cement as a sealer. This product will be a combination of Portland cement, glass fibers and bonding chemical. Apply the mixture to the

surface with a hand trowel to a minimum thickness of ⅛" to dry concrete walls.

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TUCK-POINTING

Remove and replace all deteriorated bricks which are no longer securely held with mortar. Remove all surface deteriorated mortar from brick mortar joints, which are not secure, back to a depth of at least ¾". Brush out joints, free from dust and moisture. Force mortar into joints, strike or rake and tool to match

existing conditions.

Do not apply to frozen or frost filled masonry or when temperatures are below 45° Fahrenheit.

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BACK PLASTERING BASEMENT WALLS

Remove efflorescence, mineral salts, grease, oils, etc. Scrape, rout out all loose, soft and deteriorated mortar. Tuck-point all crevices, cracks, joints, holes, etc. so as to secure and bind together all foundation blocks securely. Lay prepared cement plaster on dampened walls with a brush or trowel and level out. If walls become dry or coating starts to pull during application, dampen walls again. Apply to all walls from basement floor to sill plate. This application is not a guarantee of a dry basement but is a preventive

measure to lessen the chances. Do not apply in temperatures below 40° F. Use a premium plaster mix.

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