I bought a condo 3yrs ago, the man who lived here was a carpenter. Well, he built a pedestal bed into the wall. It is anchord into the studs on an ...
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Our new home is almost ready to be bricked. We would like to achieve an older look. Three suggestions have been -- that the bricks have a light m...
I want to replace a load bearing wall with a Versalam beam. I need approx 19 feet of span and will be supporting 9 roof joists. How many versalam...
Hello,My husband and I are planning on renovating a duplex apartment on the top floor of a small co-op in Manhattan. The apartment has skylights an...
Underneath my deck is a patch of over grow n ground, impossibe to get a mower under, and also to small for a weedeater, I want to go ahead and conc...
When I bought my house, the concrete block basement walls had some horizontal cracking and slight bowing. To be safe I had my basement walls reinfo...
I hired a contractor but he cant seem to finish the job one excuse after another. he framed it and leveled wood out to pour but there are gaps on b...
we are at the point of choosing to go with a home building kit or engaging a local building. It does appear that the home building kit is a bit pri...
which way to go: drilling or jackhammer? we are in a rocky area. Both methods have been used in our area. What's the difference?
During construction of a new home, the floor joists and plywood subflooring were subjected to significant rain. The house is now closed in, but mo...
Hi,This must be a common problem as I had it in my 8 year old townhouse as well.My house is 2-years old. We worked closely with the builder during...
I am using coregated aluminum to cover walls in laundry room and haven't been able to easily cut the aluminum. What should I be using?
We currently have a wood deck on the front of our home. It is roughly 4' x 10' and is 3' above slightly sloping ground. We want it removed and a ...
Has Bob done a program on converting a screened porch to a Sun Room? Anyone with experience in that area? Any good technical guidebooks, videotap...
Does anyone happen to know if adding recessed lighting to an old house will decrease the value/ classification in the eyes of preservationists?
Looking for advice on flashing a 4 x 4 post that penetrates thru the roof for a widows walk. The roof is a 8 pitch 3-tab ashpalt shingle
My husband and I have attached pea gravel to our concrete steps using thinset, now we would like to put an epoxy sealer on the pea gravel to seal i...
I need some advice. I have to replace the entire vent fan unit in my bathroom. I do not want to cut away any of the ceiling. Is there a simple meth...
I live in North Carolina where we have hard rocky clay soil. I have a house with 1/2 crawl space and 1/2 concrete slab. I want to remove some lar...
Need instructions on making a rope banister/railing for a narrow stairwell. Any ideas? Boating and knot books don't seem to have the answers.