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...
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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
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...
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...