Whoa! Hold on there guys.This might be a good idea if thge only force avting on the wall was gravity. Unfortunately, wind, seismic, and other force...
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There is no reason that I know of why a porch roof should cause your entire roof to leak. How old is your roof? The standard is fifteen to twenty y...
With some manufacturers, you will void or impair the warrantee. There are a number of reasons why but still, many areas sdee this regularly done. I...
I have not personally used their product but I have heard from fellow professionalls that it is amoung the best.
A handrail should be at 36" high, measured vertically from the leading edge of the stair tread. That determines the height of the newel post.You ot...
WR Cedar = Western Red CedarS4S = finished on all four sidesGreen is easy it means that it is not kiln dryed. it was on the stump not long ago and ...
Kat, I think he means when there is not an end wall to abutt. I lay the first course of shingle to come to the edge and trim it with the wood, then...
I'm not familiar with his terminology, but I wonder how much experience he has. If your house is built with trusses, a phenomenom called "truss lif...
I'd suggest that fro a cold climate, you look into ICFsTjhe stucco finisah can come from simple portland based stucco, a mix, or a synthetic Dryvit...
Why not just leave it alone and let the new owner deal with changing it the way he wants to. Market it as a unique opportunity.It would be an expen...
Taunton press has a book on concrete countertops by a man named Chung, I think.This is not an inexpensive technique, by the way.
Melanie, it is even crazier from the builder's viewpoint. Pricing by Sq Ft is like buying a car by the pound or by the number of seats. I have buil...
It's a hodge podge of repairs added too, IMOI read your other post mentioning the lack of a footing under the foundation wall. Here's how I interpr...
Moisture and plaster can both cause problems, individually or together, but there are other possibilities.You do not say the age of the structure. ...
ceiling paint is not durable and non washable. You would be doing your future owners a disservice by putting it on walls. The advantage to you, oth...
It can be pricey or inexpensive. It depends on the style of your house and trim and whether you want vinyl or better. I have professionally dome wi...
The door blank itself is rectangular but the top rail custom made to match the arch shape intended for the trim shape of the openning.
It is hard to dewsign and build to exactly the same proportions now because we generally need to use thicker structural members and insulkation pac...
Moisture between the panes is always a sign of a failed seal. The loss of the vacumn also means that you have lost some insulative efficiency.You n...
Now you're making progress. Finish thinking it through...You've admitted that blocking will " prevent joists from racking and twisting and warping....