My wife and I bought our first home in November. The original 1947 house is U shaped on a raised foundation. A family room was added in the late 50...
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Matt..be careful of whom you listen to(ya prolly already know this but)..almost all inspectors I`ve met and/or had to deal with (doesn`t please m...
The fact you have cracks in your new block wall would worry me..and with your wall not yet backfilled worries me a bit more because when a builde...
My new block basement was finished approx. 1 week ago. I discovered yesterday that there are 2 sets of cracks. The 1st one runs down the mortar joi...
I have a rather old house witha rather wet basement. The foundation is brick with a cement slab floor. The floor is almost always wet in areas.I kn...
I want to add an addition and wrap around porch. I need to pour a foundation, (for addition) and slab for the porch. My problem is elevation. I wi...
Hi, I am an infrequent poster to this site, but really value it as a reference...I am very interested in buying a house in Alameda, CA. The house ...
Had my basement finished last year. We're having problems keeping one room warm. I posted a heating question yesterday. One wall was framed up abo...
I have spoken to a number of people and I am just more confused. Some people tell me to put down a subfloor on top of the basement concrete and oth...
My house is about 40 years old and was build according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Guidelines. A recent water heater mishap caused ...
read my post from today March 6 2004 on the "Fix it For`em Board" about waterproofing,mold,efflorescence hydrostatic pressure etc...I`m a state l...
I have an unfinished basement, and I am planning to have it finished as a DIY project. I need info as to how to get started, which would mean in...
How much of a slope or drop is needed to build a house with a walkout basement ?
I am intersted in remodeling an attic above my detached garage that was built with fink type engineered trusses. Assuming the load bearing walls b...
I have a problem with the garage floor heaving during the wintertime. The lift in the center is greater than the thickness of the bottom rubber sea...
I am in the process of beginning to finish half of my basement. My basement is 50ft. wide and I am going to do 25ft. of it. I have decided on t...
Recently we went into our attic crawlspace due to a bird and discovered there was a large bail of hay in there. Can someone tell my why it woud be ...
I've studded out my basement and have done all of the hvac and electrical work. I'm now ready to insulate. Should I use insulation with the paper o...