We are replacing the siding on our house. The existing side is cedar shakes and there is an undercourse of shingles that is some kind of composite...
I think it might help to know what the application is: Walls, ceiling, retrofitting, etc... Also, what part of the country are you in (ie: what ...
I think these are referred to as dowels and they are detailed as rebar connecting the old foundation to the new. Just as you'd pin a footing to be...
grading Lawn August 27th, 2004 03:24 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One tool I've found in...
One tool I've found invaluable for grading is a landscapers rake. It is a very wide rake with metal teeth. You can find them in a home store or yo...
When siding a house with Shingles (either Cedar or Hardishingle), where the shingles meet the eaves and rakes, is the trim (frieze boards) always a...
Just for everyone's clarification, is it that the block will be off it's intended line down the center of the footing by 3" or is it that the block...
Glenn, Thank you again for your reply. I have 3 follow-up questions. 1. When putting down the 6mil vapor barrier, what can be used to 'tape...
We are adding on to our house by extending out one area which is a 4' high crawlspace and another area which will be our garage. I specified a...
I have never used either of these but there are systems as you describe by a company called Saniflo (www.saniflo.com). There are also a variety of...
Funny you should ask. I've learned a lot in the last year but I never actually cut the rock in question. The cost of diamond blades to buy or ren...
When hanging drywall for a 9' ceiling, is there an accepted industry practice for where the 1' strip goes? On the bottom, in the middle or on top?...
Can someone tell me whether the footer for a chimney/fireplace is the dimensions visible above ground or does the footer extend a foot as it would ...
Piffin, Thanks once again for your insight. We are building on ledge and it is likely that we will pin the footings so hopefully the soils will...
The grade should always slope at least slightly away from the foundation to help avoid water issues. Having said that, general wisdom around pest ...
When a footer is used in conjunction with a basement or crawlspace, a drain is certainly required. In the case of a footer used in conjunction wit...
I learned two lessons in the last few weeks that I thought I'd share. First off, I've done tiles a few times with great success. The areas were c...