I'm no professor. I'm admitting that. And as far as reading the question as it presents itself, I did, and I think that what you're wanting to do...
Jay JMember since 10/26/00
Yea, it's hard to get an unbiased opinion.Here's what I would do. First, if you need gutters or gutter-replacements, I'd do that first. Make sure...
Hi koda45,Well, it depends. Do you know the cause of the cracking? I can't believe that the house is STILL settling after 40+ years of existance....
Hi kjjohns91,I suggest you drywall the ceiling. Pretty much anything else is going to require furring strips or a 'grid' (as you put it.)My best t...
Hi momtodogs,Sure - Chase after them w/a pooper scooper, and wet down any urinated and pooped areas. Now, if they're out there doing this 'stuff' ...
Hi Eric,Yes, I have a suggestion. Spend some of the $$$ you're saving by doing the work yourself on hiring a Structural Contractor for advice. Th...
Hi danghayes,Well, you could debate the Contractor until he!! freezes over. If you can get ahold of the material he used (in a can) and read it, a...
Hi devildog,Well, no, to answer your question specifically. The question I have for you is - What are you trying to accomplish?Have you explored o...
Please shy from duplicate and triplicate posting. (Some of us don't need to repeat ourselves. We do WAY too much of that already. ) Thanks in ad...
Hi Maggie_may58,I would suggest you clean the residue off first. Get a cottonball and dip it in some Skin-So-Soft, and gently rub. After that, ge...
Hi rosiesheperd,Start here: Swing Set Plans. You may have to pay for them, maybe not. Also, consider visiting you local Home Center for books. I...
Hi TT_dude,Consider spending SOME of the money you save on an AT Home Wiring Book. The keys to this job are the locations of the outlets, 'proximi...
Hi again Matty,There's no real benefit to making duplicate posts. See my reply on Forum 23 for my reply, and perhaps that of others ...Jay J -Mode...
Hi Matty,My thoughts are to proceed w/caution no matter how you proceed. Objectively, the Seller can tell you to take a hike and, thus, take his c...
Hi Hillco,You didn't say why you don't want to drywall. Is it because you can't 'nail' the trim to the drywall (vs. being able to do so w/OSB up t...
Hi scmadigan,If the Contractor says the post is needed, there's a good chance that it's needed. Your only other options is to hire a Structural En...
HI LISAROB,I THINK YOU'RE IN FOR BAD NEWS. SINCE THE CONCRETE IS ALREADY SEALED, THERE ISN'T ANY 'THING' (OR PAINT) THAT WILL 'ABSORBE' ANY TYPE O...