well codes say a bedroom has to have an exit window. ceiling fan to sir things up. and bathroom exaust fan might you have or is it a damp, smelly ...
this can happen in clay soils that freeze hard in the winter. the soil will actually lift the foundation up and then in the spring it will lower ba...
i would have a furnace tech check the furnace for proper gas flow/blockage. even with the insulation partially 'shrinking' , that furnace should br...
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the big problem with basements is no water proofing on the outside, just the standard damp-proofing that can have built up water on the outside due...
a two story foyer with the top half to be a new room... correct.. you could use an engineer if you have no experience in adding a room in mid ai...
the wetness,is it on the wooden wall at the walkout portion? if it is this, then is there a vapor barrier on the wall to stop moist air from reachi...
what is the humidity in the basement? below say about 40%. or above 50%. is the water more in around the tie holes in the foundation. these...
i take it you are in a warmer climate and the soffits still need to be open to allow air to flow upwards into the attic space to a roof vent/turbin...
well the modular home builders like to use air staple guns to attach siding and the staples cause the noise from expansion and contraction. also...
is it press board(like cardboard).likes to blow up when subject to wet conditions. you could check into hardi siding. it is concrete based(heavy...
vinyl is good .. if it's not on right it will peel loose.. does not insulate.. cheaper older siding can become brittle in the cold and be subjec...
is the vent pipe solid and insulted in the attic space.. are the joints taped with metal duct tape. . is there a vapor barrier over the fan case...
this is an attic space ,not for living or storing stuff?? insulate the ceiling with r40 blown in or 3 1/2" inch batt and then 5 1/2" inch batt ov...
an episode of this old ho use used closed cell foam spray on the inside with the framing up. do not know if the walls stay truly dry behind this sy...
one way to prevent or reduce icicles is to ensure full soffit ventilation. allowing air to flow over the top of the wall into the attic space to be...
build wall under beam tight enough, but not forcing it up. and drywall like normal up the wall and up beam.
there is always the chance if the basement was not 'water-proofed'and only 'dampproofed' that effloresance(concrete salts) could migrate out of the...