Easy fellas!!!If you want to rant and rage in my house - Fine. But be civil about it. It's too easy to be a tough guy from a distance, AND with w...
Jay JMember since 10/26/00
You could use Expansion Joint filler. BUT, you want to prevent any additional movement. As I can see from here, the slab is still moving. THat m...
Visit your local Home Center. Ask someone in the Building Materials section. Be sure you know the surface-material that got chalked. (You didn't...
Pavers are what you want to look into. Sure, they can be used to widen the driveway. IN fact, if you 'line' both sides of the driveway, sufficien...
1) Have your Home Inspector pay you a visit. 2) Get whatever he says in writing. (Ask him if he'll guarantee his statements!)You probably have a ...
Hi Kevin,You didn't say if the pump was 'removable'. The best advice I could give you is to ctc the mfgr. for info, or to read the Instructions. ...
I may only cover a few things here but consider spending some of the $$$ you saved on calling a Plumber on a good book. What you're doing is basic...
Hi earlcory,How much are you spending on this home assuming you're buying it??? No, wait - Don't answer that.Figure that amount of $$$, x's 3 over...
Hi bill55,First, make sure you're talking apples and apples w/your Plumber. See Construct A French Drain for a description of a French Drain.Maybe...
It's quite possible you used Masking Tape instead of Painter's Tape. Painter's Tape, I know, is labeled on the INSIDE of ths tape spool. Painter'...
Hi andy5268,Let's put it this way - If the Directions called for, among other things, the use of Quarry Dust, then go ahead and use Quarry Dust. I...
Hi handyguy,Contact the MFGR. of the foam. If the hardwood floor is finished, you'll need to find out if the finish is polyurethane, water-based, ...
Hi CLT,Again, look for an Architect in the YELLOW PAGES. They should be able to give you a lead.Jay J -ModeratorPS: God Bless America!
Hi handydan,Sorry, but you're 'situation' isn't grandfathered since you're a NEW owner to the home.What you're experiencing is not new. Usually, a...
sebrun kinda 'echos' my summation - Get an Architect.RE: 6'8" - That may be the FINISHED height; not the rough height. Remember, you'll need to co...
I think a Cold Joint is one that means the 2 'units' are not attached. By not attaching the 2 units, the 2 units are allowed to 'move' at will. T...
It's great to read that an Engineer was hired to look at the situation. That would have been my 1st suggestion.Did you ask the Engineer what it me...
Hi briand92,You have a LOT of homework to do. If you're planning on finishing this attic yourself, it would be well-advised to hire an Architect. ...
Hi epipp,Well, Idonno if what the Builder is suggesting is 'normal'. Did you get an explanation as to why??? If so, how do YOUR thoughts figure i...