There is a drawback to sealing brick unless it is a breathable type sealer. The drawback is it will trap water in the brick for extended periods an...
Check with your local building inspection department. All local building inspections departments have the right to enforce codes that are more str...
Just a note:The above posting by John Griffin should be considered a biased opinion as he is affiliated with All Wall System. The posting is on th...
Just a thought, many newer homes use particleboard and OSB board in the construction. These are made using urea-formaldehyde based glue that will ...
Is the stucco cracked or leaking? What type of stucco is on the house now? When was it done? Give us a little more information about your existi...
Hire a home inspector to do a focused inspection on the area and take his report with you to seek legal advice. The damaged areas should be repair...
It will be a significant addition in the overall cost. You have to consider you are adding a concrete floor in the basement, waterproofing the fou...
Remove all loose material before you start. Glenn www.consultationdirect.com
Frame with 2x4s @ 16" O. C. should work fine. Even more important is the lateral support or "X" bracing to keep it from collapsing. The 2x4s will...
Send me your photos and I'll see what I can do for you.Glenn www.consultationdirect.com
Also be sure to check for a floor drain. If there is one the trap has likely dried up from not using it. Adding a little water to prime the trap ...
Zonolite is NOT better than a stud wall with R-19 fiberglass insulation. In fact it is now where near as good.While Zonolite is a fair insulator t...
You may want to hire a structural engineer. His recommendations should hold up in any court of law (if it goes that far). Most building inspector...
I would like to add one more thing...The designed load for a bedroom or attic only has to be at 30#/sq. ft. instead of the 40# Piffin mentioned (wh...
¬æ‚Äù plywood should work OK. You may want to cut it a little longer (5‚Äô-6‚Äô) to be on the safe side and insure it will not sag after you are f...
Nail into the joists. The plywood sub floor will deflect under pressure and will create squeaks as the nails begin to lose their grip.Glenn www.co...
You could use drywall to cover the ceiling joists. If you ever have to gain access to the pipes in the future it is not that difficult to cut out ...
Polyurethane caulk will hold well to both surfaces.Glenn www.consultationdirect.com
Hello Deano,The space containing the wooden strips is for anchoring purposes. If I am correct the ceramic bricks you are referencing are actually ...
See my response under your other post. Still the same problem.One additional thing about trusses...they are never perfect. One may be slightly hi...