You really do not provide enough information. It would be helpful to know just what the foundation is for: Addition? Garage? Shed? Other? Wha...
Dodgeroof can answer for himself and I am sure he will be helpful. In the interim I'll give some more comments and dodgeroof can add to or correct ...
I agree with dodgeroof's analysis of the problem. It is likley a flashing problem. But your repair may invlove more than flashing and could requ...
Just about any hose or even PVC waste lines can be used for a discharge line of a sump pump. All you need to do is add the correct fittings to t...
There can be a LOT more to de-winterizing a home than simply 'turning on the water'. If you are on a well, the well may need first to be reprime...
Your biggest worry is that you do not create a safety hazard and building code violation by doing what you propose. Most codes do not permit var...
The International Residential Code from 2003 is now the model code for 45 of the US States. It requires that drains be placed along side the foo...
By code, any wood in contact with masonry should be rot resistant. This wood can be treated or a non-treated species that is naturally rot resi...
Linoleum usually requires other than luan exterior grade plywood for use as a subfloor. You need a 1/4" plywood or similar product made especial...
One sands between coats to remove dust and dirt particles that will have lodged into the drying varnish and also to remove any bubbles that may hav...
I agree with pgriz. Since Ondura looks like junk, goes on like junk, and wears like junk...it probably IS junk...or so anyone with sense would t...
For new home construction, only the municipality, county or State code inspection applies. And since most 'real estate' or 'home inspectors' are...
You need to supply more information before we can help. Is this a conditioned basement or crawlspace? A vented, unconciditioned crawlspace? Ot...
Brick extending below grade is NOT NORMAL and is a building code violation under most building codes. For example, if your state utilizes the IC...
If you indeed have a 'new' home....meaning newly constructed... Then condensation will be normal for at least the first year as concrete, masonr...
Apart from the dielectric union that can occur between dis-similar metals, you have additional code compliance concerns when using any type of balu...
Simply butt the deck lumber and the normal drying process will take care of the rest. In short, never space deck lumber at all.
Beg to differ with TomH. The load calculations for 2x8s at #2 spf lumber state that the maximum span at 16" on center is about 13'. See here:...