COMMUNITY FORUM

Joanne Johnson

02:03PM | 03/24/00
Member Since: 03/22/00
4 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
We are thinking about having a house built
using concrete blocks. What are the pros
and cons for a concrete block house?

BV002813

05:55PM | 12/16/13
We have a block house on a slab. In the winter the wals condensate causing moisture and mold. We insulated a wall to see if that would work and it did not. Our best guess at this point is that cold air is comming in and creating condensation when it hits the warm air inside. What do you think and how can we keep the cold air out? Our walls get really cold.

jcaption

12:41PM | 01/15/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
The block can be filled with foam once it's built to insulate it.
Why would you be considering block?
Complicates simple things like wiring, hanging things on the wall, running plumbing ECT.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

In many regions, the growing season has already begun to wind down, so it's time to figure out where you're going to store... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2