i have to install a vapor barrier in my home and was wondering what the proper way to install it is?? i need an answer as soon as possible...it wou...
COMMUNITY FORUM: BASEMENT & FOUNDATION
I have a century home with a dirt floor in one section of the basement. My problem is this area is very damp and is covered with loose bricks. I ha...
I am preparing to pour a concrete floor in a basement, located in an existing structure. We want to add a toilet to the finished basement, however ...
I'm planning to install an interior french drain in mybasement to combat water intrusion from a periodic highwater table. Soil at the footing and u...
our new old home (1940s colonial in DC 'burbs) had a finished attic. One side of the attic was finished for a home office. The gable window at th...
I'm trying to figure out a design for the attic I entend to renovate to usable space. It will consist of all the bedrooms a library and washroom. D...
Last year Floyd left 2.5 foot wet wake up call! Since then we added & diverted down spouts, graded away from the foundation, and sealed with "DryLo...
I have cracks (not many, about 5 in total) in my basement floor. They are not wide or deep (actually too small to measure), but they are long (ove...
We are getting ready to pour our footings the end of this week. After digging the basement, our contractor expressed concern about the loose condi...
I am looking for information on the advantages and disadvantages of using steel studs vs wood studs to finish a basement.
I am purchasing a old home where the basement is wet looking and moist. This place must have some sort of water leakage cause the people that live...
I live in south florida and have has some problems with flooding in my basement. the water comes in from the floor not the walls.but really only fl...
We have a beam running across the basement any ideas on how to cover it? (We are going to be plastering the ceiling.)Could really use advice. Thanks
Our house does not have an outside entrance to the basement. Would like to have one. Who would do this kind of a project?
Being in the market for a new home I have seen many which have the typical unfinished basements with the really low ceilings. The property in ques...
We have decided to go with block for our basement walls. We are digging into a hillside. Three walls will be block in the ground with the front o...
Cracks occur in the walls of our condo units, on occasion. Repair by excavation, patching cracks using hydraulic cement , hydromastic recoating, sh...
We are having to add to the existing insulation in our attic because it was not insulated properly when built. We already know all about the R val...
I'm not sure whether to put up a vapor barrier, (plastic sheeting), right against the foundation, before I stud the walls or on the studs before I ...
I have concrete basement walls that were poured with brick forms. WhenI rub the wall I have dust from the concrete. What can I use to seal theconcr...