Do you know the source of the water? If the water is runoff, have you done all you can on the exterior? The steps include adding a mildly compact...
If the insulation is wet, you have a very serious problem. Do you have a vapor barrier under the insulation? It is necessary to keep house moistu...
Okay, how is a michigan shelf basement different from a standard basement?
Here's the product I have. I'm not saying it's the cheapest, priciest, best or worst. I don't even know if it's the only one or even for sale any...
I would think the water is running down the outer walls of the solarium and then under the wall. Water could be running across the deck to the wal...
I have used exactly what you're looking for. I don't remember the name. You put a metal jig on the carpet. The jig has three legs around a centr...
I would add to the attic. US Dept of Energy has a website that suggests insulation levels for based on your zip code. West Virginia attic is R-49...
I can understand your contractor's reaction. It seems to be a lot of work and may not fit with the look of your house. How high is the interior c...
How deep are the existing footings? If you dig below the footings and don't support the soil beneath them with an interior wall, your house could ...
Another thought - Uninsulated walls against deep frost would mean you're trying to heat a lot of cold dirt.
Steel is very uniform. Always the same dimensions, never twists or warps, no knots. Useful if height is a problem - 8 ft stud means 8 ft wall. W...
Weighing conveniences versus pains may help. Adding on would involve destruction of at least part of a wall plus tearing up part of the yard. Or,...
Does the trolley track or rollers need lubrication? Are the rollers in good shape? You can also make small adjustments to the sensitivity of the ...
Rather than rip up your railing (unless you want to for other reasons), you could install a barrier to keep you child inside the rail. For our son...
I think you just rake up the leaves when they dry a little. If you leave them down, they shade the grass and it won't grow.
I don't think the dampness is normal. Have you check the underside of the upper floor? You may have a leak that shows up in the basement. A frie...
Since you're messing with gas, I would have a repair guy look at it. The corrosion may be a big problem if is deep. Surface rust is not a problem...
I know there is a paint that claims to reflect infra-red (heat) radiation. The idea is to bounce you heat back to the house in winter and back to ...
Can you get to the concrete or block walls and floor? I think you need to stop any moisture coming in through the concrete by sealing them.