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...
does anyone have comments or input as to which makes might be better quality, noise, price, etc.? Been looking for replacements for two baths and h...
I am planning on buying a new home. I would greatly appreciate any PROS and CONS people can share about having poured concrete basement walls vs. ...
There is a wire mesh you can put down over an existing subfloor, to put mastic on and place marble tiles over, instead of putting down wonderboard....
I would like a definition of what exactly is a floating basement wall and how to build them. I understand that without them that you could develope...
My mother is looking for a phone number or an address to get information on plans on how to cut siding to look like a 'starburst'. She says that sh...
I have a 1966 brick ranch house built over a crawl space with a block foundation. I have a problem with sagging center load bearing walls. I am c...
Can I use dryvit as a stucco finish on the exterior of this basement wall? Or should I look at brick?
I have french drains in my basement.There is a 1in. gap around my whole basement.Do I frame over it or do I frame right in front of the gap.
February 12, 2000 05:00-06:00 Just caught a segment on cable TV of a Bob Vila Program in which a craftsman used a vacum to remove paint by vacumin...
I am thinking about finishing my clear pine board & baton house (in the woods: partial sunshine) with a Clear Wood Finish. What will the siding loo...
I would like to finish my basement floor so I can rent it out. But I would like to sound proof the rented rooms so no noise from the upstairs can b...
I have built a dormer on a house that has crown molding all around the exterior of the house.I would like to finish the same way. The dormer is a 6...
I have a set of French doors with plexiglass panels. When they were painted with latex paint, some of it ended up on the plexi. How to remove it wi...