I have an older home where the two bathrooms with showers did not have exhaust fans, only windows. I have added an exhaust fan for one bathroom an...
With R-30 in the attic, I don't know if radiant heat is the problem. Did you use two crossing layers of insulation or use blown in insulation to b...
Is it only the second floor? I would think that foundation problems would cause problems at least as bad on the first floor also. If the proble...
I would first get a landscaper in to fix the drainage. This may involve a little earth moving. Then a concrete company to fix the wall if it need...
If you have a compound miter saw, you could try a picture frame. The trim wood that forms the box through the stud wall bevels out. -----------...
I have an 30 yr old house with painted brick exterior. From what I can tell, moisture is getting trapped behind the paint, freezing and busting of...
First, I would figure out the R value of the foam that's already there and compare to one of the R-value guides. Is the floor carpeted? It coul...
I didn't want to take the chance of mold etc between the ceiling and the faced insulation. I could have put in a LOT of miserable work for nothing...
Shims would work for the winter but would push the beam too high in summer. What happens when you forget to unshim during the summer? Will the do...
The big question is whether there is a vapor barrier under the cellulose. I think that you have to have a vapor barrier to keep moisture from conde...
Are you building a house with slab floors or with a crawlspace? You need the concrete footers for the walls and you also need footers for the so...
I'm looking into replacing my aging HVAC with a geothermal. I'm living in Cincinnati OH on 1/2 ac on a ridge top with deep heavy clay. Any comme...
Sorry I don't know the answer to the deadman question. I am commenting on the use of wood timbers. Even with good drainage behind, the wood wil...
My wife suggested we use sunflower seeds since we found the shells after the mouse got into the hamster food. Worked.
Based on what the previous owner of my house did. Use molding on back and sides of closet to support shelf. This was for hats, etc in the clothes...
With the foam board, you may be able to glue to whatever is up there. The stuff is pretty light really. Two layer of foam board leaves about 3" e...
Cost might decide whether you use fiberglass batts or foam boards. I would look into putting a layer of fiberglass batts laying on the concrete ac...