With the plastic you need strong sunshine and warm temperatures. I've done it in the summer so the ground under the plastic gets really hot. ...
Don't rototill - you'll bury the seeds and roots that will sprout later. My personal method is to rip out the woody plants then mow the spot as ...
My understanding is that the full brick veneer (compared to structural brick) is normally set on a ledge cast into the foundation. I would be conc...
I think you could add sole plate or top plate. I wouldn't recommend going all the way to the joists. Differential settling could be a problem...
The main problem with expecting the heat to rise through any ceiling is that the ceiling will act as decent insulation, stopping the heat. The bes...
If your property is flat with a lot of space between you and your neighbor, you may not need a survey. A lot of "it depends" here. Utilities ar...
A box attaches to the phone jack and communicates with a modem on your machine by radio or infrared. I don't know the cost though.
Maybe they don't recognize the name you're calling it. I think you're talking about a whole house fan.
Could you have air leaks in the joints of the ducts? Have you looked at the insulation yourself? The installers could be thinking it's "good ...
I'm picturing what happened to my parent's bradford pear. The split was at the first major fork up from the ground. Literally half the tree was b...
I have tile in my shower. The mold in the grout is impossible to remove completely. We are planning a shower lining soon. You can buy all kin...
Have you checked in the exhaust duct? I had birds nesting in mine once. Mold and mildew caused by whatever the puddle in the attic is leaking i...
You need air flow to cool and dry the roof sheathing. You need to buy thin foam troughs that preserve about 1 or 2" gap between the sheathing an...
I had a house in Chicago with a slab foundation. The highs in the 20s and lows under 10 but 6 inches of snow would melt away from the edge of the ...
For the door, there are several options. I just replaced the sill on my door. You can get one with a raised rubber seal that pushes lightly again...
As a kid, we had a similar situation. When the water pump on the furnace died, the contractor replaced it with a smaller pump that ran continuousl...
I saw a mouse in the house the other day. I've set traps with peanut butter and with cheese. Still haven't caught the mouse. I don't want to use...
The first question is do you have too much moisture in your house? Too high humidity will condense on the cold surfaces. For the storm doors,...
Insulate the floor of the eaves (vapor barrier down) if that area is the ceiling of the floor below. Insulate the vertical walls of the finish...
Are these gaps or hairline cracks? Hairline cracks would mean more a slight settling of the house over the years. This would only need cosmet...