I live in the Chicago area and recently began a new construction project. Drain tiles were installed on the exterior of the foundation and also the...
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What is the difference in cost to install in NEW residential construction, benefits of both and when is one used over the other?
We bought a house in 2000. It had an oil leak in the basement. It was cleaned up before we bought it. Since we have been living here, we can smel...
We had completely redone our foundation and the new concrete slab was poured about 8 months ago. We have been noticing a few hairline cracks acros...
I honestly think I have a question for every category in here, since I bought my new home three years ago!My problem is we a slight hill between ou...
Hello everyoneI have a cracked basement wall which is starting to slighly bow, was told by an engineer it best to secure it. to make a long story ...
Hello, I have a 20 year old house with cement block foundation walls. The blocks were dry laid and covered with Block Bond, a thin structural ski...
I just got done refinishing one roon inmy basement. I had never before had problems with water but I started to notice mold, then I noticed water....
Hey all. My wife live in an old water pump house converted into a 2 BR 1 BA home. The basement however is a different story. The walls are poure...
Hi I was planning on remodeling my parents basement and I wanted to know if you could hang drywall from Masonary or do you have to build a wooden f...
I have 2 8x8 foot slabs of concrete that go up to my foundation and actually have a slight negative slope. I get water on the basement walls durin...
Any suggestions on how to remove concrete splatters on a brick wall? I've heard of using a brick on brick to remove them, but this seems to scratc...
We have gable end vents with thermostatic fans in each end. We have soffit vents...would it be advantageous to add ridge vents too?
I have water damaged drywall in my finished basement. The damage is confined to the lower 6 to 10 inches of drywall. How do I repair?
Hi all, finishing up the last touches of my basement and I notice near some walls, there are some cotton ball like sustance on the ground.What is t...
How do I keep my Cold Room cool in the Summer without leaving the door opened? The Cold Room has only 1 vent
I'm finishing my basement and planning on putting carpet down. The floor is poured concrete and dry. My concern is that there is currently paint o...
I NEED HELP, WE ARE PLANNING A DO IT YOURSELF ADD-ON IN A RECTANGLE SHAPE 15X 30 WIDE |________________| I ALREADY HAVE THE SETBACKS APPROVED, NOW ...