When backfilling a large wall it is always best to brace it well from the inside first. This will help hold the block from shifting due to the pre...
Generally fiber reinforced concrete is comparable to non-fiber concrete with wire mesh. The shrinkage cracks are fairly common and may not be a pr...
Have you tried contacting the manufacturer of the wood stove?Glenn www.consultationdirect.com
You can use joint compound but you should paint the wall first using a good quality primer made for use over bare concrete.Depending on the texture...
Your method will work but an electric chipping hammer will help make the job easier. Glenn www.consultationdirect.com
I would suggest taking out the rock and installing a french drain. Then replace the rock over the drain system. This would be another good soluti...
You do not need a code book to find out the answer to a specific question. All you need to do is call the local building inspections department an...
It sounds like the shell pattern used in plaster ceilings. If that is what it is, it is made by adding sand to the finish coat of plaster and then...
While a radial arm saw is more versatile over all, the reason for the latest trend away from them, I believe, is due to the introduction of newer, ...
There are several possible explanations for what is happening. You could have a hole in the drain line, the floor may not have been prepared prope...
There are 2 fields of thought on this subject. One group thinks it is not a structural issue and the foam is water repellant barrier as well as an...
What you are asking will be rather hard to do without seeing the site plan. You may get better results by going to the "Expert Advice" section of ...
Here are a few things to consider:1) Are the boards straight after being cured? If the lumber is not straight, obviously you do not want to use i...
You can use anything you want to form around it, pressure treated 1x6 or 2x6, etc.As long as the sub grade is solid you should be OK. If you plan...
Do you have any idea what the opening was for? Is it possible it was open to allow air to flow to the return duct for your heat/air unit?Your post...
My recommendation would have to be NOT to finish the walls at all until the water infiltration problem is corrected. You do not want water getting...
I believe the product Plumber Tom is talking about is actually called MiraDrain. Here is a link to their web site: http://www.triumphgeo.com/produ...
The first thing I would suggest is to install a 6-mil polyurethane vapor barrier over the studs. Then you can use either green board or cement boa...
There are restoration companies out there that specialize in this type of work. They will generally use a chemical stripper in conjunction with a ...