I purchased a home two years ago, and I've had water intrusion directly after heavy rain (several days of rain that resulted in heavily saturated g...
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I wnat to replace entire HVAC system - my old system is about 27 years old - everything existig is old; tape crumbing. I asked the contractor to r...
If you already have circulated hot water heat in your house can you use that heating system for hydro radiant heat
I have a three year old house. The person that did the excavation work saw cut a hole in the foundation for three electrical conduits to enter the ...
Hi In certain areas of the house the house has an old funky smell. Do I need a vapor barrier ? I think I may have a cracked main sewer pipe ...
I am 58 and a Widow. I've decided to have my kitchen remodeled. I want to have the doorway moved but there is a cold air return. It feeds the furna...
Finishing Basements with high water table underneath ? WHAT DO i DO TO MAKE an existing basement with a high water table last a lifetime ?There i...
My husband put contact cement on the ceiling of our fruit cellar to insulate it with polystyrene. He took the polystyrene off because it smelled so...
I have cut a large hole in concrete slab as close to the exterior wall as possible, next step dig exterior ditch for pipes. Now my construction guy...
who do you trust to repair for damp corner walls in basement.What is the problem.
Dear Bob - My elderly parents live in North Falmouth, MA They are having a continuous problem when it rains with water getting in the basement at ...
Can an exhaust vent from a gas fireplace go down through the floor into basement and then outside? or does it have to exit at least horizontally f...
A handyperson took too long to dig a 36" deep hole for a concrete pier. Now it is too cold to pour concrete. The hole is within inches of a concret...
I am in the midst of finishing a portion of my basement. The previous owner had installed studded walls with no insulation on two of the four wall...
I'm considering adding a bump out to run the length of my kitchen and even out the house where a small concrete patio is. I don't know if there is ...
I moved into a new home last summer, and the basement is partially finished, meaning drywall and plywood sub floor... I've noticed that when the wa...
My friend is doing a DIY project. He has a basement that has concrete walls (its a fully attached house). The space was finished walls which was ad...
Hi. I am living in my sister's studio apt that is attached to her house, but it is actually under the kitchen, making it almost a basement. There a...
My front porch on a cape cod home is open to the crawl space below via spacing between the deck boards, the vapor barrier that covers entire crawl ...