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...
COMMUNITY FORUM: BASEMENT & FOUNDATION
The concrete floor in my basement is flaking up. A bad mix is my quess. It's 60 yrs. old and someone tried to skim coat it along the way adding to...
We have a hard wired smoke detector attached to a rafter way above the grid. How do we drop it down to display through ceiling tile. Also, have a...
ANY INFO ON WHAT IS THE BEST (AND MOST ECONOMICAL) WAY TO DIG OUT A CRAWL SPACE (2-4' DEEP) TO A FULL 8-9' BASEMENT. *NOTE. THE HOUSE IS ON A SLOPE...
O.K. I decided not to add any subfloor. My basement floor currently has the stick down squares. Can carpet be added over it?? I am moving walls ...
If anyone has any information on installing a 'zero clearance', ventless gas fireplace please pass it on. I'm looking to heat my finished basement...
I want to hang a kickboxing hangingbag in the basement. The bags weigh around 100lbs. Is there a risk to my house in doing this. The visible cross ...
Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of oil smells in a basement, I suspect that there was an oil tank in the basement and that when the pre...
My pull down attic stairs sag after 10 years. Can I adjust the location of the pivot arms, replace the springs or something to close that gap? I do...
I am putting in a suspended ceiling in my basement. The only problem I have is with the two windows on one side of the wall. How do I not obstruc...
I am going to redo my finished basement, which is basically redoing it from scratch. I have been wanting to isolate the floor from the concrete. ...
i need to attatch furring strips to a block wall so i can drywall. What is the best fastener for this mehtod
My basement does not leak. Only during the summer months, moisture causes mildew & the dehumidifier to runs constantly. It also develops a very m...
Does any one have any bad experiences with using mechaincal nailers (remingtom/hilti) to fasten framing to concrete floors? I have read about warn...
I live in South Florida and the attic gets blistering hot (150+). I have 2 gable fans which I don't use because they run 16 hrs/day. There is mini...
I have a converted attic that gets very hot whenever it's warm. The house is old and the windows are painted shut, so opening them is probably not...
Is it better to insulate the basement walls and install a vapor barrier (to keep the humidity level down) or should I not install any insulation be...
We have tried plastic covering, air purifier, baking soda, scent drops, and bleach to get rid of foul odors in our dirt crawlspace. Our home was b...
How do I repair it and fix the cause of it?Know any good relible people to do this inthe Chatta TN area?