I installed a new, 3/4 hp sump pump (1 day ago) as the other had failed. When I powered the unit on, the water did not go anywhere and appeared ...
COMMUNITY FORUM: BASEMENT & FOUNDATION
Hello! My husband and I are building a ranch house. The site coordinator said we can either frame the back of the house or have poured concrete. ...
Hello all, I am a new home owner and have an unfinished basement. My house sits on a hill and runoff water definitely hits the house. I went dow...
Hi, I want to find out how I can stop a leak in the basement. The attached photo shows the leak. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
Hi, I want to find out I can stop a leak in the basement. The attached photo shows the leak. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
I purchased a mobile home & it is always wet underneath. I was thinking about pouring concrete under there. Does anyone have any other ideas?
I put on a new screen porch and would like to landscape around it. The grade of the yard is extremely uneven. My house sits nearly right against t...
I removed a portion (19 feet out of 29) of a load bearing wall in my basement and replaced it with a W12x30 wide flange steel beam. I left the rem...
Is bamboo a suitable option for basement flooring? Floor is concrete but dry in new home.
Hi, I am looking at buying a 1 1/2 story 1963 house and when I was looking at it the owner showed me how some of the cinder blocks were crumbling....
Mr. Vila- I have a concrete floor in my basement. Right now, it is painted grey and is in good condition, but I wish to brighten up the area by p...
Hello, I have a year-old townhome with a poured-concrete basement and it is waterproofed on the outside with some kind of green plastic coating (...
I read an article about winterizing your home and there was a comment that chalky substance on brick can indicate a serious problem, yet they never...
The valve on our water heater broke at our cabin and the basement filled with a bit of water. Usually we drain the water heater before we leave bu...
We have poured cement basement walls with a walkout basement. We recently had an energy audit and was told to insulate and dry wall (or panel) the...
I am looking to purchase a home that is on a concrete slab, but just found out it is in a major flood area, and needs to be raised 4 or 5 feet. Is ...
My home has a finished basement which is reasonably insulated. All the studded walls are insulated with a large gap behind (6") between the studs ...