Agreeing with Piffin but personally find it bad practice to use drywall on a basement ceiling any time.Consider instead a suspended ceiling so you ...
If this is an attached garage, the walls and ceilings adjacent to the house will already have been insulated AND the drywall is neccesary to be the...
I would be more inclined to attribute your moisture problems to water penetration from the outside due to poor grading of the soil or poor downspou...
The reason you are getting condensation on the inside of the black above grade is that the block is getting colder than the dew point of the interi...
What is it you are trying to do? Your post is a bit confusing. Please elaborate.
200-300% more than a standard DIY basement refinish. That is why the Owens-Corning systems are, in part, not very common or popular.There is no 'ea...
Yes you can add a bathroom when the sewer line is above the floor.Typically this is not cheap nor simple, however. It involves jackhammering out co...
Of what is the 'vapor barrier' stapled to the bottom of the subfloor made?
It is feasible and practical.BUT, to make sure you have a structurally sound second story the "2 foot difference" will be made up with solid 2x4 pl...
The more teeth the better."How many" teeth depends upon what you can afford.
You have the basic principal right but tee-ing off is not so easy and requires a prefessional knowledge to do it right.Call a HVAC/Professional Plu...
If your floor was truly damaged because of 'frost heaving' the only recourse you have is to take a jackhammer, rip it out, and pour a new concrete ...
Cracks in concrete are quite normal as long as they remain less than about 1/4" wide and do not show any vertical heaving or subsiding.If they are ...
Don't waste your time or money with half hearted 'hope this works' schemes.The ONLY things that work for chronic basment troubles are full exterior...
Solid blocking is fine to prevent joists from racking and twisting and warping...But solid blocking does little or nothing to prevent deflection......
Ok. You have blown in fiberglass insulation in your attic.You want to add insulation.No problem so far.The question relates to a 'vapor barrier'.Th...
How large are these 'craters'?If they are about the size of a quarter you are probably seeing poorly finished (spackled) drywall nails.This wouldn'...
Vinyl siding will work. So will HardiPlank as long as you can locate the studs and fasten directly into them.You should note that Hardie does need ...
You need to consult your local plumbing code enforcement office for exact details about what you can and cannot do in terms of this relocation.But ...
There is no reason to use a primer as long as you are using latex over latex or oil over oil paint.Tinting primer is a waste of time and money.Prim...