During a recent rain storm I discovered my spouts were clogged and found my basement flooded. The carpet absorbed all the water so no standing wate...
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The ductwork only in the dining room of the house needs replaced. Is this a huge expense or fairly easy to do? The rest of the house is in good c...
I have an older house built in the late 50s. My laundry room, which is underground, is covered in tongue and groove paneling. I have moisture and...
What is the best product to coat poured concrete foundation for dampproofing? Where to get it? Thanks
Hi everyone, We have an older 1950's home that had a exposed 4'x10' concrete slab front porch (4" thick). Below the porch is a small cold cellar...
I am trying to build a wooden yurt, and wanted to know if anyone has ever done that, and how they have handled the building inspectors.
We are starting to finish our basement. I was wondering if it's ok to use 2x2s for framing along the concrete wall. I would like to glue them to th...
Huge Cedar trees close to the house, we had a back up from sewer and two Plumbers later confirming that the roots went under the deck and into the ...
In a home I have just purchased there is a history of water in the basement. The last owner said that when he installed a sump pump it fixed the p...
I have a question about my sewer when I wash my laundry. I have had my home for 10 years but within the last 5-6 years every time I wash a load of...
Hi I'm thinking of extending my dining room 5 feet out and 12 feet long (length of room)- the 5 feet would be the build out w/new roof, using same...
In my basement, there is a white fluffy substance growing in the mortar between bricks of my fireplace that flakes off easily and comes back after ...
Hi Bob, I have a home that is about 5 years old in an existing neighborhood of 1950's homes. This home had zero water issues with the basement ...
i bought an older home last year . i was told there is a spring in my back yard hill..i just found the surface point last night listening to the wa...
Our sump pump is only for our water softener and furnace humidifier water to be drained. Is it possible for this to to be empty of water at times?
Last June I moved into a new house that had a small sump pit in the basement. I never saw a drop of water in it until about two weeks ago when it s...
So I want to hang an aerial hoop ( pic 1) from my ceiling in my living room but I'm not sure if the center beam in my living room will support the ...
I have pavers on the side of my house and now water (rain, snow) started leaking into my house. I have a high ranch on a concrete slab. The area of...
Two questions regarding sealing concrete block: I've got a building built with split-face concrete block (pink, rough textured stuff). It's appar...
Hi I was doing some renos in my basement in early December and noticed ICE build up in several places (above ground level) on the interior North f...