yellowmazy: Reinforcing the block is not the real problem. Reinforcing the footer is. As long as the footer(s) can be stabilized or are curre...
How does this explain the commonly used practice of adding mildewcide to interior paints WITHOUT odor problems? It does not. I will be gl...
It is not allowable under building codes to install concrete foundations above wood sheathing. Foundations, by code, must be at minimum at least...
The reason you absolutley WANT to remove the cabinets and tile under them is the same reason you do not want to tile up to the toilet: When and ...
Polyshades is a gimmick product that has real practical application anywhere. It is a mixture of stain and polyurethane than usually leaves a st...
An independent structural engineer (possibly along with a soils engineer) would be the first step. Your builder would be obligated to uncover th...
It is not necessary to remove the oily soot before priming. Priming is done directly over the soot and is the recommended and standard practice ...
It is not necessary to remove the lath as long as the drywall is fastened to the ceiling joists and not to the lath alone.
Using exterior paints in the interior should result in no odors or health problems. Your problem sounds more like a sewer gas and can be caused ...
It is standard building practice to use concrete backer only in areas of direct water infiltration like showers. Otherwise, greenboard drywall i...
It is best to remove linoleum prior to installing ceramic tile, but since ceramic tile requires at least 1/4" of concrete backer board to be screwe...
It is often cheaper and easier to simply remove the existing moldings and replace them than to strip the paint.
You often have to add a nailing strip to the top of the cabinets and then apply the crown molding directly to the nailing strip so that doors will ...
The Mahogany door will be far superior to the Douglas Fir door. Mahogany is a dense tropical hardwood that has better rot and insect resistance ...
You need a drop of at least 8' within the distance that is the horizontal width of your house foundation.
This type cracking should not be occuring with a brand new foundation, especially prior to backfilling. If you live in a cold climate, it could ...
What you propose is not practical for many reasons. First, your current trusses will likely be constructed from 2x4s which will also not likley ...