Jack up the ridge while using chains cables and either turnbuckles or comalongs to pull the walls back in to get it straight first, then add joists...
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The footing should not be that far out of the ground. I donm't know if it was poured tjhat way through poor planning or if erosion has altered the ...
one is to use ( rent it) a demo hammer to destroy the brick in place. The other is to use an angle grinder to cut the mortar joint, but you woul...
First - is this a totally brick wall in an old building or is it a brick veneer wall on a framed residence? How many storeys are above it or is ...
Another layer of insulation spanning across the face ( bottom) of the joists, and build a skirt around that 3' elevation and close that in with a p...
This is called efflorescence. mineral salts in masonry being washed to the surface to deposit or crystalize theree when moisture moves through the ...
Are you trying to insulate for sound or heat? There are two different methods for the different goals. The fact yuou are retired makes absolu...
Gary Katz has an excellent book on the basics of designing, planning, and installing trim. "Finish Carpentry" pub by Craftsman i'm confused b...
2x6 frame depends how far it spans or if it seats directly on the concretee. must be laid out at 16" OC. You don't say whaty layout he used. 24" i...
What brand window? PVC? vinyl? Wood? Clad? AL? What climate? If you were supposed to paint or maintain it according to instructions, did you?...
The metal manufacturing companies have charts for calculating frequency of purlins and of fasteners for any given load conditions. The yuard that s...
They are definitely not interchangeable. Buy the roofing nailer, then run an add to sell it used when you are finished. If you rent by the day, ...
hard to tell from here. Do you mean the bricks have holes in the centers? That is not uncommon. neither is minor checking. but if you have water...
Both EPDM and torchdown modified are fine roof materials. The most important question to consider is that you chase down references and reputation ...
Are you speaking of weeps in brick veneer? If so, it is common for them to become blocked, but it is also far too caommon for builders to allow ...
There are two companies that make a cement siding comparable to the old asbestos, tho they might be noticeably different in immediate proximity. ...
a poxcket door framed into a load bearing wall requires a openning size twice as wide as the door. That requires a header that is larger - sized to...
go all the way to bare wood or you'll regret it. But lose the sandpaper. get a good scraper, learn to use it and to keep it sharp. you'll get a ...