well this week this week we’re down um a couple horseshoe band in look at the ozarks um got this walkway leads over here to the garage you know it’s uh into the front stoop there i got to take this overlay off it’s broke up pretty good um it’s pretty damaged it almost looks like they put it over a slab of rock or something and it could be a couple of coatings i guess uh of concrete but it’s in pretty bad shape it’s got a lot of uh cracks a lot of damage to the to the slab but uh i just kind of took my hammer and chipped that off and it’s it’s hollow up underneath there in that spot i’m not sure how it looks up in here there’s uh you know a few cracks and some water where they water their plants so if that water’s gotten up underneath it there there’s probably good chance that a lot of this underneath here is kind of hollow so i’m gonna go ahead and start grinding this off and see what we’ve got up underneath it here okay we’re going to pick up where we left off on this job they’ve got this slab right here report and it’s ready for an overlay right now so i’m grinding the rest of it off over here as you can see that’s where i stopped i cut that line across there and reported their concrete and i’ve got to come in here and grind the rest of this concrete overlay off that was on here and i’ve already started that’s what the white is i’m taking that down to the original concrete i’ve got to bring it down there’s about a half inch lip that i’ve got to go ahead and and get you know get down flush maybe a half inch or so and we’ll probably slope it back about a foot and a half so it’s got a nice slope to it yeah other than that this is what we’ve got to start with today we’re gonna hopefully get everything ground down today and come in and do our first base coat tomorrow the finished look is gonna be a wood plank [Music] oh luke i am your father okay it’s day two on this concrete wood project down horseshoe bend and lake of the ozarks this is rick uh we just got the base coat on finished the grinding put the base coat on it looks kind of spotty right now because it’s drying up uh it’s getting kind of warm out here and you know wind’s blowing pretty good but this is a base coat it’s actually going to be darker than this but i didn’t want to go in with a white base coat so i added some color to it but you can see how much it is uh drying right there and that’s where i started it gets a little bit more solid here i’m probably going to wind up going with a second coat and it’ll be darker and you can see where it’s more and more solid as far as a darker color goes because here’s where i stopped but i’ll actually do a shade or maybe three shades darker than that i want it to be pretty dark um because when we put our wood pattern down and pull our tape this is the grout coat that you’re gonna see that’s that’s the color but you know it’s going to be almost black uh real dark you know charcoal so um it always lightens up several shades when it is drying but it always goes back to a darker color so here’s where we’re at right now on stage um got several steps to go but we should be done with this next wednesday or thursday and right now i believe this is may 2nd wednesday so anyways that’s what we got for now [Music] all right we got our second base coat on a little bit darker this time so this is the color that you’re going to see probably actually even darker than this once we put stain on it seal it you know of course that after the wood texture goes on it but this is uh a little bit truer to the color so it just went down still a little wet it will dry light but it’ll go back to this color when it’s done but it’s uh it’s a lot more solid now um starting to dry up here and there so there might be i don’t know if it’s shadows or it’s just drying up in certain areas but there you go second base coat is down okay we now have the fiber tape over our two base coats all the wood planks have been measured out everything’s hand taped four six and eight in the width the length is just kind of random i really don’t want a pattern [Music] i’ll be in monday spray over the top of this with the grout coat color that way we lock that tape down and get it sealed off because tuesday we’re going to be doing the texture wednesday we’re going to be staining and thursday we’re going to lock this thing down seal it up and get home okay we’ve got our tack coat on you can still see the tape ghosting through the tack coat of concrete because it’s just a thin layer [Music] we’ll come back in tomorrow morning with the texture coat [Music] so it almost doesn’t look like the uh almost doesn’t look like there’s anything over because you can still see that tape quite a bit but tomorrow you will not see this tape i’ll bury it tomorrow and then i’ll pull it up probably tomorrow afternoon and then we’ll stain it wednesday okay we have the wood texture coat on here uh we just do this coat in a white because uh tomorrow we’ll come in and pull the tape the pattern tape that’s underneath of it and um you know then you’ll be able to see the texture a lot better and of course the pattern once the tape’s pulled but we do it white because we’re going to color it with a couple of different colors tomorrow so that way we’ve just got a clean slate to begin with [Music] it just works better if it’s done on a white base and i don’t know if you can see this very well or not a lot of shadowing here but it’s really hard to tell what the texture looks like let me get a little closer [Music] it’s kind of so bright out here that it’s kind of bleeping everything out let’s try here [Music] all right so that’s what we have for now okay it’s cleaned up and ready for some color all the tape’s been pulled it’s been cleaned up joint lines open back up it’s been edged up against the driveway everything’s nice and clean there all the nail holes have been drilled so every plank has two nail holes on each side of it four per line that’s where the planks meet and they are staggered um uneven on purpose we want this to look as authentic as possible perfect imperfection if that makes sense so i’m getting ready to come in and just hit those nail holes with some darker color to make them completely black and then we’ll start the coloring which is going to be brown and amber [Music] okay this is before the sealer goes on but the color is all done cleaned up it’s ready to go actually started sealing it up top but i stopped to take this video real quick this is how the color turned out again this is before the sealer i’ll do a final after the sealer’s on [Music] [Music] oh [Music] let me know does that look like wood about as close as i pretty much can get it there’s different looks different colors a little bit different patterns that you could do with it but overall i think mission accomplished [Music] okay this job in four seasons is complete [Music] i think wood is done [Music] got some nice texturing real nice coloring just goes uh perfect with the setting they’ve got here now they have the house decorated [Music] you know the big wood beam pillars and the front door all rock it’s just a real rustic look so let’s just kind of finished it off [Music] this is going to run all the way over here to the front stoop [Music] i mean sorry i didn’t want to do anything with that drain other than just do a picture frame around it i didn’t want to drop any lines in it because it’s such a small area can’t keep our wood look for the most part on the side wall from the twin stoop area that will look really weird i think with a bunch of lines running through it especially with that grate we just got some really nice texturing and coloring here see if i can get a little closer so you guys can see it we have to keep the joint lines open so that’s what that is you can’t fill those in because the concrete wants to expand in the winter months well winter and summer so that concrete has to move so we gotta leave those expansion joints open yeah sun kind of gives you a little bit different perspective it does bring out the color but it also kind of makes it look a little bit different than what it really is too that’s why it looks so different over here more it’s covered up in the shade versus out there right in that bright song so the rest of it does look like this it’s just the sun just kind of blends it together more [Music] let’s look at this texture since we’re in the shade here and the coloring [Music] also drilled in every plank [Music] there’s [Music] okay that’s about it for this one you guys are watching this on youtube please subscribe to my channel and uh like the video if you like it leave me a comment let me know what you think and hit that little bell so you stay subscribed to my videos uh links are below to my facebook page and my website where you can get more information all right see you guys on the next one [Music] you
Cabinet refacing vs. refinishing vs. new cabinets
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you? What does cabinet refinishing mean?Unlike resurfacing, which replaces the existing surface, refinishing works directly onto the surface by removing the door, drawer front, or side panels of their preliminary color. The procedure will then use a brand-new color to transform the look of the surface area. However, it does not alter the material.Typically,
cabinet refinishing involves hand sanding or using chemical items to strip the initial color. You can then add paint to achieve the desired effect. For wood-based surfaces, you can also select to stain the wood to transform its appearance.Who needs cabinet refinishing?Kitchen remodels accept refinishing to change existing units and make them suit a new interior design and
idea. It deserves mentioning that internal damage and structure weak points are unlikely to be attended to through refinishing Your existing units need to remain in great condition. As the process does not mask the surface, it can’t hide deep scratch marks and use and tear indications. Small marks can vanish during the sanding step.Ideally, we choose to recommend refinishing to
clients who just require a change of color or wood style to their cabinets While the possibilities might seem unlimited, it is necessary to know that it can be challenging to go from a dark color to a light one. The preliminary dark colors might still be visible underneath the brand-new paint.
Your Spending plan
First, you require to consider the spending plan for your task and how much you have readily available to spend on a concrete professional. Ideally, you ought to ensure that you set a repaired quantity that you can afford to pay. This will be important when you are speaking with various professionals and getting quotes for their services.When you determine your
spending plan, ensure that you are taking all the elements into consideration. Do not forget that the cost will differ depending upon the project that you are finishing! The cost for completing a garage floor will not be the very same as the expense of a sidewalk.When you talk to specific contractors, they ought to have the ability to offer you with complete quotes for their services. The expenses here should be completely transparent. There need to no doubt about what you are paying for when you select a specialist! If you are not sure of a particular expense, the contractor must be able to discuss it to you in terms that you can easily understand.You needs to constantly organize quotes from a variety of companies. By getting a couple of quotes, you can make
sure that you comprehend the type of price that you need to expect to pay. You’ll have the ability to prevent paying too much or paying less than you must for a service.Remember, paying less than the average can be simply as hazardous as paying more! It might mean that you are handling a contractor that is inexperienced or not able
to offer a high quality of service. It might even affect the quality of the products that are used for your project. The Task Next, you need to understand the task you are finishing. This will be essential when determining whether a specialist has the right level of skill or experience that you
need. For instance, we provide a large range of services to our clients consisting of: Shed Pads Footings Garage Floorings Rat Walls Patio area Driveways Brick/Block Work These are just some of the alternatives we supply. Nevertheless, by checking out the services page of a company, you can get a good grasp
on the type
of job that they typically total. This can assist you identify if
they are the right business for your needs.You should
also consider whether this is a private or commercial project. Some contractors specialize in one or the other. Others will have the ability to supply their services to both types of clients.When you are assessing the type of job, you should remember the scale as well. Is the professional that you are thinking about able to total work on bigger tasks? Are they a suitable choice for the smaller sized project that you are working on? These are concerns that you require to respond to prior to you decide to work with them.If you are uncertain about
whether they have dealt with a project comparable to the one that you need finished, you should make sure that you inquire with the contractor straight. An expert specialist will be able to resolve any concerns that you may have. Level Of Experience Next, you ought to consider the level of experience of a contractor that
you are thinking about using. As a good guideline, a concrete professional needs to have upwards of five years of experience in the market. Many of the best specialists will have even more than this.More experience ought to supply you with a certain
peace of mind. It will inform you that you are utilizing a trusted group that other clients have actually counted on before.A major concern with using a brand-new concrete professional is that they will mainly be untried. While they may be able to offer a fantastic solution for you, there is absolutely no guarantee that this is going to be the case.You must ask about their past experiences too. It works to get genuine examples of the work they have finished. Most organizations will have a complete portfolio of the projects that they have actually dealt with prior to or they may have case studies that you can review. If there is absolutely nothing like this, then there must at least be recommendations for you to explore.All of this provides proof of a contractor’s experience on the marketplace prior to you commit to utilizing
their specific service. If a professional doesn’t have an excellent level of experience in the location you need, you can still utilize their services. However, the outcomes might be doubtful at finest. Reviews When you do check out various concrete contractors, you require to make sure that you are thinking about the various evaluations that they have actually gotten. It is very important that you explore the direct
viewpoints of previous clients. Reviews for businesses like this ought to not be difficult to find. There ought to be a variety of different evaluations online that you can easily assess yourself.If you can’t discover evaluations, then you might wish to get in touch with the business and request for referrals from previous clients.
This will, again, assist you establish whether the contractor has a list of previous customers who are pleased with the work that they completed.If a contractor has no reviews from previous customers, this may be because they are fresh on the market. Nevertheless, you should approach a contractor like this with care. They might likewise be hiding unfavorable evaluations that they have from previous clients.You check a few different
sources for reviews including Google, Yelp and even Facebook. Social networks are a clever place to look for negative reviews as businesses will not be able to prevent the mentions of their brand name. A fast search here must notify you whether there is any negative buzz surrounding a business.Remember, a
number of unfavorable evaluations prevail for any company. However, you should approach with care if there is a clear pattern of common problems with the service that is pointed out through reviews. The concerns in question might include workers showing up late, bad quality
results, and problems with security standards on the worksite itself.