Properly designed, the 'open web' trusses should be as stable as any system. Sounds like two possibilities: 1) inadequate supports/too long of spa...
There are too many possibilities to cover here but if you go to Google and do a search on 'squeaky floors', you will get many articles dealing with...
The 'best' probably would be the spray in 'foam' insulation. It seals all air leaks and provides a better fill. The downside is that is is more e...
In general, one of those 'orange peel' products works great on wood. However, what you describe sounds like the finish may have partially disolved...
Your 3/8 in drill should drive the screws in just fine provided you have drilled a pilot hole first. Don't think those screws are designed to bore...
It's good you are worried about mold. Only 'treatment' necessary is to expose the wet area and let it dry very good. If any insulation is wet, re...
Is caused by the abrupt turn on/off of the water and the resulting hydraulic pressures created. Improperly secured pipes can also make the effect ...
Just about anything you place in direct contact with cement is asking for problems down the road. Tends to draw water up thru the cement. May wan...
I would suggest using a vapor barrier and be sure your bottom 2x4 is treated lumber.
Bamboo flooring looks really nice - both the light & the dark (carmalized). The better type is made of 'engineered' wood and not that pressed stuf...
You could apply 2x2 furring strips, install the foam sheet type insulation between the furring strips and then nail the siding to the strips.
I think it's called a 'Bigfoot'. Do a Google search and you should find it with instructions. As for rebar, may depend on the project and local c...
This could get to be a real legal issue. generally, you are allowed to trim/remove any limbs, etc overhanging your property. On the other hand, i...
Sounds like poor ventilation but a professional inspection is always a good idea.
The bleach/water solution may be the only way to kill the mold that is there now. Afterwards, be sure it is very dry before covering again. May n...
We are in the process of designing and building a new home. Have decided on a 'tankless' (TK-2) hot water for energey savings and now am looking a...
Your choice of windows depends on your location (Tampa) and which way they face (N,W,E or S). Here is a site that can give you some cost savings c...
This is a process best left to the pros. Might want to reconsider the kitchen floor as cement is very hard on the feet & legs - not to mention any...
While your well water has been tested and passed, there is always some level of contaminants. Well water does not have the clorine treatment that ...
The older nickle-cadium batteries suffered from 'memory' problems and they needed to be completely discharged every couple of months before recharg...