I am in the design stages of a cottage. The soil is clay and expands a lot when wet. How do I design the foundation to prevent cracking? Is this...
COMMUNITY FORUM: BASEMENT & FOUNDATION
I'm building a small addition to my home. I only have 16' of footers to dig. My home is situated such that it will be impossible to get a concret...
I have decided to pour a concrete slab at the back of my house to replace the interlock pavers in place now. These pavers have approximately 6-8" ...
I recently had water seeping into the basement 2 days after a couple of days of heavy rain. No signs of wet walls or ceiling. It was confined to ...
I know the topic of basement insulation has been reviewed numerous times, but I have not found any questions similar to this one yet. I am in the ...
what do I use on a block foundation wall to prepare it for wallpaper? Skimcoat?? Waterseal paint?
I am starting to finish my basement, which has poured concrete walls. One wall is only about 4 feet high, and then it's just the outside wall ab...
My basement has never flooded or shown any signs of water except for slight efflouresence and a moderately damp concrete floor. I'm looking for a ...
I heard so many philosophies on this topic. I have built my walls out of 2x4s and stood the wall about 1-2 inches away from the poured concrete fo...
...this is a cross-post from the "Fix-It For'em"...I've read through quite a few of the previous posts on the subject and think I might be close to...
Are there floor sanders that can only use specific grits? I ask this because my contractor says that he cannot remove the swirl marks from my newl...
We have a 20x14 crawl space that is currently dirt. There's plenty of height to work (3'). Which is best: vapor barrier (plastic), poured concre...
I am putting in a hot tub outside and the guy who built my house gave me some advice. He advised me of putting down about 3-4 inches of pea gravel ...
I have a brand new boat (7 months) that are appearing pink spots (2 inches) inside of the vinyl; they are bigger week after week. It’s raining time...
HELP!! I am in the process of having a house built. There are a total of four foundation cracks. Two of them coming from the bottom of two windows ...
The foundation wall of a 4 level split home has what our realtor called a frost line crack. It extends horizontally across about 5 ft. It is not la...
Last fall we built on an additon with a basement under it. The basement has a metal framed egress window that has only a coat of paint on it. Last...
Hi all,I am purchasing a new-built house. I noticed that there is a long straight crack from top to bottom, from outside to inside of foundation. ...