6 mil plastic is not recommended for basement walls and you should be placing 1/2" drywall over the insulation to create required 1 hour fire ratin...
"I am having hardwood floors installed. I am combining two rooms and the one room is a step lower. I added the floor joists to bring the floor up a...
Piffin brought up price as being one of the few reasons to use OSB. Well, it is certainly ONE reason, and is essentially the same reason that ho...
No. The damaged plywood should be removed and the damaged sheets replaced with new plywood. Not that plywood is superior to OSB for roof use (i...
Piffin: Thanks for the input on the topic but allow me to clarify some of your misconceptions. You said: "There is a fine error here. OSB ha...
My suggestion is to find another line of work. The construction trades are already too full of people like yourself who are not 'experts' and pr...
It would not be practical to place molding at the brick/soffit joint because you will still be left with gaps where the mortar joints are. A sim...
The above may also be true (keeping the vents open) if you have a concrete floor but you have water intrusion issues into the basement. Thius wo...
Probably time to replace the fan. If you cannot get the blades to turn with power on and by forcing them with a stick or something other than yo...
Billhart is correct in that warmer air on the outside is usually more humid than your basement air, and by allowing the vents to stay open, you all...
Billhart said: "They have to control the humidity (actaull the dewpoint) in the windows. Otherwise they could not sell them any place north of A...
Argon or other gases are not used in double pane windows unless specifically asked and paid for. Otherwise it is simply 'dead air' space that as...
Yours would be a commercial application not residential so pursue the spray foam information through commercial installers.
You need to contact your code office for their requirements for headers. Generally speaking you should go no longer than 8 feet with a doubled 2...
It is perfectly normal to have concrete cracks form as the mix cures. And it should in no way affect the compressive strength of the concrete.
The test is not entirely legitimate. Here's why. Condensation occurs whenever a surface that falls below the dew point for a particular volume o...
Yes, a humidifier can add a slight amount of heat to a house, but less humid air is generally cooler air because it does not retain heat as well.
You have excess moisture in your home. It can come from improperly vented dryers and bathroom fans. It can come from basements with dirt floo...