You provide not NEARLY enough information to even begin...What TYPE foundation walls?Concrete Block?Cinder Block?Depth?Poured Concrete?What SOIL co...
While typically an 'angle iron' should be placed so that both ends are supported by structural members anchored to a foundation and footer....An an...
The ONLY way to deal with basement water/moisture problems as severe as yours is to treat your basement as a whole.This means installing proper dra...
Agree completely with Glenn.The PROPER approach...albeit not the cheapest approach....is to deal with water while it is OUTSIDE of the house rather...
The simple answer is to take a complete plan of the one and a complete plan of the other to a few plumbing/heating supply companies for estimates a...
Contact a professional.It is your only option in Fla.Hurricane codes, roof bracing, and slope considerations makes this nothing a DIYer can handle.
Your biggest expense in your particular case is going to be the removal of the original three layers of composite shingles.Most northeast codes all...
I should already know better than to never say 'never'....I stand corrected.Although I have occaisionally seen finger jointed studs only in my regi...
It's best to place 2-3 nailers between and at the bottom of joists, then fasten your partition up thru these nailers.
In warm, moist locations, cralwspaces should NOT be vented in summer.The reason is simple: warmer, moister air will travel into the crawlspace and ...
Why in the heck would you even consider an 'equity loan' under these interest rate circumstances?Only a moron would.With interest rates on primary ...
Crawlspaces are much superior to slab construction all the time.Slabs are very difficult to alter for utilities.Crawlspaces can be altered easily f...
Coping is "ONE" way to do it, but certainly not "THE" way or the "ONLY" way, nor even the "BEST" way...There are MANY other methods including simpl...
"Fingerjointed" lumber is not a 'structural' lumber....and any builder worth half his ass or brain knows that."Fingerjointed' lumber can ONLY be us...
You have things 'backasswards'.In warm humid climates such as Virginia, you need to keep foundation vents CLOSED IN SUMMER and OPEN IN WINTER!Clos...
My first suggestion, although it isn't about staining, is that I hope you ordered your new stairs as a complete prefabricated unit and not as indiv...
You need to use a siliconized latex caulk.Latex so it is later paintable and/or stainable...Siliconized so it will expand and contract as the wood ...
Nope.Do nothing.Just install your fiberglass batts and close the walls.
Only way to effectively deal with paint on brick is to remove the paint with sandblasting....
First of all, don't PAINT!Instead use a colored water proof masonry finish such as made by ThoroSeal.ThoroSeal will take care of all of your proble...