is there an easy way to size a steel angle to use to reinforce a floor joist that's been cut for plumbing? the idea is to put a steel angle on each...
i live in a similar house, constructed with plaster and lathe on the inside. my neighbor with the same house is having an insulation contractor blo...
i have a solid wood door on a 1927 tudor cottage that is warped. the upper corner pulls in about 1/4 to 1/2" out of plum. needless to say it's a hu...
typically ash doors are lower on the wall or even on the fireplace floor and are more square than 2x10. i may be wrong but that's been the case for...
i have a small tudor cottage with 4 finished floors. the furnace is located in the attic and the system is not zoned. my hvac contractor installed ...
remember, just as the industry keeps pushing forward with more chemical based building products, local and national jurisdictions push forward with...
i just finished designing/building my kitchen island. on the front side i have 2 cabinets taller than the rest of the island which hides the sink t...
BOCA code 1999 "habitable spaces shall not have a ceiling height of less than 7ft". sloping ceilings: "if any room in a bldg has a sloping clg, the...
leave a 1" gap min. between the ext.wall and the mtl. stud wall. use moisture resistent drywall (greenboard). insulate w/ rigid insulation. and pro...
piffin is exactly right. mold is the latest asbestos/radon scare that people are making tons of money on. I had prices to remediate my house of mol...
if you want an architects opinion....i wouldnt do a drop ceiling. drywall ceilings are the way to go to avoid the "finished basement" feel. You can...
there are many paints that will inhibit future growth of mold such as "fausters" or "killz". Clean the mold first.
you might also consider lifting a section of the roof and building a large dormer w/new kneewall. which would also allow for windows. Again, like t...
you need to scrape the mold off into plastic bags. clean the area free of the mold and vacuum it with a hepa filtered vacuum. once that is done, yo...
pella does make an alum. clad wood casement window. pella makes a great product and with the double latch it helps with the seal as opposed to the ...
I'm trying to decide between norco and pella casement windows. I know their in different leagues but the pella as with most pull the casement windo...
Hi,First of all, I would check with your local building code official. Typicaly if you're replacing an existing window and the house was built prio...
here's a good website if you're looking to learn more about stucco. http://www.premixmarbletite.com/products/architecturalinfo/introduction.htm