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We're closing in on our second quarter of tool reviews for The Home Depot ProSpective campaign. In both quarters we have received tools that had us scratching our heads trying to figure out how we were going to use or review certain tools. The Makita Diamond Cup Wheel and Diablo Diamond Wheel are two of those tools.
After some research we discovered their use, but that still left us with “how to show them in action?” The answer was actually right under our noses or should I (Vicki) say, at my front door. I rarely use my front door so I was unaware that I had the perfect project in my front yard. Turns out, a section of my front sidewalk was uneven—with our new tools, we could take care of that tripping hazard ourselves!
We did a little internet research and learned that we could use the Diablo Diamond Wheel to help cut down the raised portion of the concrete and then use the Makita Diamond Cup Wheel to grind the rest away. Coupled with the Makita Xtreme Vac, we were able to safely grind away the concrete.
These are tools that not all homeowners will need to own, but if you have a lot of concrete that needs repair, it might be something you'll want to invest in. If nothing else, you could rent these tools and still do the work yourself now that you've seen it done!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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6/15/2018 06:01:14 pm
Grinding can be a quick solution, but you really need to find out why the concrete settled (or lifted). If it was just shifting footings the problem may reappear or cause cracking issues and require additional grinding or more long term solutions like injecting polyurethane foam under the sidewalks to stabilize it and/or fill any potential voids.
2/16/2021 08:15:09 pm
Love the video! You gals are doing a great service here. Could you tell me if you think this will work on asphalt? I have some bumpy/ridged asphalt I would like to smooth out about 2x3 feet wide.
2/18/2021 09:59:25 am
We have not worked with asphalt. Not sure if this progress would work.
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