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 ...
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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...
Would like to have a pulldown stair get to the attic crawlspace so I can use that area for storage. Right now it's just a square opening in the ce...
I would like to setup my workshop in the basement which has a French Drain along the interior walls. What's the best way to prevent sawdust, woodc...
Over the weekend we suffered a power outage causing our sump pump to fail. I have two questions. Does anyone know of a reliable back up system to...
I am remodeling my basement, but in the middle of a room, I have a floor jack. What can I do to remove it? Can I bridge the sagging joist?
I've been reading everything and having the best time being a new home owner! It seems that rain gutters are supposed to drain 3 feet or so away f...
I know that one key to keeping water out of the basement--and saving foundations--is directing water away from the home. I also know the importance...
I would like a definition of what exactly is a floating basement wall and how to build them. I understand that without them that you could develope...
I have french drains in my basement.There is a 1in. gap around my whole basement.Do I frame over it or do I frame right in front of the gap.
I am finishing my basement. I purchased about 10 PT 2x4x12's and 10 in pine for top and bottom plates. I hand-picked each stud to assure straightne...
We just purchased a new home that backs up to a man made pond naturally fed, in a development with new contruction still going on. The sump pump i...
While installing a phone extension in my mother-in-law's house, and working in the attic, I noticed ice on the inside of the roof plywood along wit...
We believe that we have squirrels in our crawl space in the garage. What is the best way to get ride of them without costing a lot of money. Do I...
i am renovating a basement and want to know the best way to insulate the floor? I'm thinking about laying pressure treated 2x4's flat on the floor ...
Can anyone tell me the name of the product that Bob was showing on one of the morning shows this week? It was for insulating an attic.Thanks
help !!! we had a home inspected by an engineer that we are considering purchasing It was built in 1950 and does not have a basement but a crawl ...
Three months ago I moved into a new home that has a Bilco door and pre-cast stairs leading to the basement. Whenever it rains moderate to heavy I g...
I would like to finish my basement, but want to limit the possibility of the basement floor moving and affecting my home. I would like to install ...
I live in an 80+ yr old house with stone foundation walls....the mortar between the stones is crumbling (beach sand in the mix)....Is it best to sc...