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Quick concrete repairs for floors and steps.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 88

Step-by-step photos illustrate a concrete pad resurfacing project.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1999 (v.22#10) pg. 60

How to level a basement floor by applying a 2" thick layer of mortar over the existing concrete. Shows the installation of screed strips to facilitate leveling.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2002 (v.25#10) pg. 62

Repairing a blacktop driveway. Patching concrete walkways and driveways.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1988 (v.11#9) pg. 70

Repairing concrete cracks and tuck pointing brickwork.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 36

Tips on repairing masonry cracks using epoxy, synthetic resin and mortar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 57

Patching tips for cracked and crumbled concrete driveways, sidewalks, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #94 Oct 1966 (v.16#5) pg. 53

How to repair all kinds of masonry.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #117 May 1970 (v.20#4) pg. 48

Getting your house ready for spring. Maintenance tips for patio, flagstone walks, brickwork, driveway and window wells. How to repair, patch and repoint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #125 Mar 1971 (v.21#3) pg. 35

Guide to spring repairs of patio, driveway, flagstone walks and foundations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 46

Easy ways to repair concrete and brickwork. Tips on repairing cracks in concrete and tuck pointing brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #144 Apr 1973 (v.23#4) pg. 52

Four half-day home fix-up projects. (1) Tuck-pointing brick, (2) repairing cracked concrete, (3) removing efflorescence from brick and masonry surfaces, and (4) repairing or replacing a broken asbestos shingle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 24

How to resurface concrete steps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 56

What you need to know to diagnose and repair defects in driveways, walks and patios.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 60

How to troubleshoot masonry problems. Tips on repairing and sealing concrete porches, steps, sidewalks, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 90

Fast and easy masonry repairs using today's new repair materials.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 108

Tips on repairing and sealing concrete driveway or sidewalk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 84

How to repair a concrete garage floor. Periodic maintenance preserves concrete slabs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #262 Oct 1985 (v.35#8) pg. 70

Patching concrete floors. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 46

How to repair concrete chips, cracks and holes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 49

Tip on improving the looks of concrete seams that are sealed with latex caulking.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 86

Fixing concrete paving. Repairing both cracks and larger damaged areas.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 48

Mudjacking. Tips on how to raise a sunken concrete slab.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 6

How to resurface your concrete driveway with a half-inch thick concrete overlay.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 23

Tip on concealing white or other noticable caulking used in concrete cracks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 89

Tips on resurfacing concrete slabs which are showing signs of powdering.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 12

Tips on resurfacing weathered slab-on-grade concrete.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 10

Using rebar and mortar to restore the structural integrity of a concrete block wall that has been cracked.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 24

Technique for patching a concrete swimming pool.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 12

Advice on cleaning and applying a topcoat to an existing poured-concrete porch.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #118 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 20

How to fill scores or cracks in concrete floors to form a smooth surface.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 22

How to repair a concrete floor.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1978 (v.2#9) pg. 32

How to fix concrete walks. Repairing scaling, small holes, cracks, badly broken areas and sunken sections.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 84

How to repair masonry walls.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 56

Concrete patches that stick. How to repair cracks in concrete walks, driveways, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 30

Better masonry repair. Tips on using "Sure-Fix" concrete patcher.
HOME MECHANIX #701 Sep 1986 (v.82) pg. 36

New life for damaged concrete. Advice on cleaning, repairing a scaled surface, resurfacing, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 12

How to repair cracks in asphalt and masonry.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1984 (v.9#3) pg. 69

Masonry repairs. Timely guidelines for repairing asphalt, brick, concrete and stucco.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 56

Tip: Use masonry nails the help anchor a new topping of concrete to an existing slab.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 60

How to repair cracks in concrete.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 36

Tip on how to patch concrete sidewalks and driveways with Elmer's Concrete Bonder.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 15

Repairing concrete porches and steps.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #434 Jul 1964 (v.60) pg. 90

Facelift for a concrete driveway. Resurfacing a concrete driveway with thin-bonded or unbonded resurfacing depends on soundness of the slab.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #531 Aug 1972 (v.68) pg. 102

Basic patio repairs. Make a major repair to a badly cracked patio by digging a new perimeter foundation around it and pouring a 4" thick reinforced slab directly on top of the old patio.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #565 Jun 1975 (v.71) pg. 56

Patching concrete. How to repair cracks in sidewalks, floors and walls; how to patch stucco; resurfacing; replacing sections; and broken corner repairs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #660 May 1983 (v.79) pg. 28

Tips for applying a bonded topping to a base slab that is structurally sound.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 14

Tips on constructing a cement float and making simple repairs to concrete sidewalks, driveways, etc.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #14 Mar 1972 pg. 94

How to patch cracks in concrete steps, sidewalks, etc.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1982 (v.3#7) pg. 58

Repairing ornamental concrete block. Includes instructions on how to cast some matching blocks using molds which you make yourself.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1984 (v.12#9) pg. 201
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 5

Tips on improving the surface of a cracked, part smooth, part rough breezeway-type porch with a cement floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.16#3) pg. 16

Tip on repairing broken stone stair lips using a running mold and mortar.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.23#4) pg. 18

Tips on repairing a concrete roof/deck to eliminate leaking.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 44

Problem concrete. Answers to the 17 most-asked questions about patching.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1983 (v.159#6) pg. 112
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1983 (v.160#2) pg. 49

Patching spalled concrete. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1985 (v.162#2) pg. 26

Simple concrete sidewalk repair.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1993 (v.170#4) pg. 90

Slab jacking. Using 2x4s, threaded rods, nuts and washers to lift a heavy piece of concrete that has sunk into the ground.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1993 (v.170#8) pg. 64

Repairing concrete steps and porches.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 142

The easy way to raise sunken concrete slabs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1965 (v.186#6) pg. 146

Concrete face lift for cracked patios, driveways or walks. How to select and perform three resurfacing methods (troweled-on, thin-bonded, and nonbonded).
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 98

Pro tips for repairing exterior masonry.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1987 (v.230#6) pg. 116

Tip on applying a bonded or unbonded topping to a concrete patio.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 28

Patching cracks in sidewalks, basement walls and chimneys.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.35#4) pg. 75

Repairing concrete steps.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1965 (v.36#5) pg. 76

Learning to live with bad concrete. Interesting ways of hiding cracks.
SUNSET May 1995 (v.194#5) pg. 112

Fixing chipped concrete steps.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #833 Mar 1999 (v.95) pg. 18

How to correct efflorescence on concrete walls.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 30

Tips on using special pre-mixed concrete patching compounds to fix cracks in basement walls, sidewalks, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 35

Tips on removing efflorescence from colored patio blocks.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 14

Tip on applying cement patching material into cracks.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 35

How to fix concrete and asphalt. New products for driveway, step and wall repairs.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1991 (v.47#2) pg. 20