Whether or not you open or close crawlspace vents depends upon where you live and how the crawlspace is finished.If your crawlspace floor is concre...
Before you do anything, you need to first determine just where the moisture and water are coming from.With tar on the interior walls, it should not...
Tyvek is NOT designed as a product for older homes.Tyvek is designed for new homes ONLY.That said, adding 1/2 to 1" of foam insulation board over s...
Most knowledgeable builders understand there is no cost to benefit ratio by using 2x6s over 2x4s. None.In fact, using 2x4s can be cheaper AND more ...
Thoroseal is a concretious pargeting product that will keep out 100% of all liquid water in a basement.It will do NOTHING to keep out gaseous water...
There is no reason to add insulation to your block walls in a concrete crawlspace in Ohio...foam or otherwise.Any insulation in a crawlspace for yo...
In most states, the minimum warranty required by the state is one year on labor and materials UNLESS specified otherwise.Specified "otherwise" can ...
You defintely do NOT want an architect for projects this small.A general Remodeling Contractor can help you organize, estimate and perform your pro...
Tom,You can still refinance your entire current package at cheaper lower rates. We just refinanced from a fix 30 at 6.25% down to a fixed 30 at 4.5...
Actually, the width of a 72" french door would be at least 74" not including the brick mold....But the answer to your question is that you have to ...
Painting masonry is usually a bad idea. painting sandstone is a VERY bad idea.You might be better off applying a diamond galvanized mesh over the f...
Basement water problems can be solved and sometimes solved simply and easily...But the issue should be resolved BEFORE closing.
Franr:The cost of replacement windows should be far less than what you were quoted.An average double hung vinyl replacement window costs about $150...
Refer here: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK7051.html
" Is their any way to cut luan without scoring it first?"Nope.Especially is you are cutting across the grain (cutting across the 4' diameter) you m...
Yep. Start with your Building/Zoning department.Many, if not most, communities do not permit the conversion of garages to living space for a variet...
Building codes require treated or other naturally rot resistant lumber to be used as the base plate whenever framing comes in contact with masonry....
What you are seeing is called "effloresence".Effloresence is caused when water travels thru porous masonry products, first dissolving, then redepos...