The concrete floor in my basement is flaking, dusting, just plain deteriorated. A bad mix is my guess. Someone along the way tried to skim coat it ...
Wher to place a border in bedroom. Want the room to appear high celing-ed. But I am concerned about hanging picture. Is it okay to intrerupt the...
I have a standard size sidewalk slab in front of my house and it has sank on one end about 2 inches. How do you jack up the one side, and what do y...
I have 80 year old plaster walls with vinyl wallpaper. Tried scoring then DIF gel, only comes off in thin tiny strips. I have decided to try rent...
I have a little Xmas money this year and was thinking of finally buying a power miter saw. What are the features of a good saw?
I just finished my basement in Pine shiplap. Because the wood was so warped and twisted I had to use more nails than I would have liked. I have cou...
I want to duplex a top floor apartment in my 12 flat. Currently, it is a two-bedroom, one bath. Would like to add two bedrooms and bath on roof, op...
I've heard conflicting advice on the compatibility of aluminum siding and a fresh coat of paint. Is there anything special I'll need to know to giv...
Looking for resources to determine paint colors for interior of house built in 1900. Would like to restore to period color scheme.
I RECENTLY STARTED A REMODELING PROJ. THAT APPEARED TO BE A SIMPLE PAINTING JOB. DUE TO THE TERRIBLE CONDITION OF TWO OF THE FOUR PLASTER WALLS I ...
The ceiling is 14' foot high in my stairwell and the ceiling line runs diagonally with the angle of the stairs so it maintains this height for most...
Can anyone recommend the best way to attach a wood window sil to massonary?
I have two questions.1. When I build a house, could I contract Bob Ryley to build it for me.2. My wife and I are looking for reclaimed wood product...
My house is about 80 years old the 20 or so layers of paint on the plaster has been cracking and flaking off in several areas. Is there any way I ...
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...
Any suggestions on how to reduce ice damming problems in a cathedral ceiling? Will I need to re-do the roof to install sofit vents, baffles along ...
We're working with a builder and plan to start construction soon. We had planned to pour a slab and stain the concrete as our finished flooring, b...
When two toilets overflow only when thelaundry or dishwashers are operating, what is the first thing to check out?
I am getting ready to install marble tile in my bathroom (over a bare concrete slab). When I lay the marble next to my toilet flange, they are flu...