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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am remodeling a basement bathroom. The inside of the exterior wall (which is both inside and outside the shower) was covered with paneling. I’ve removed the panels and scraped the walls but I am unsure about how to prep them for tiling. Can I thin set over the uneven areas and tile directly on...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, I am planning to parge my basement walls to make it look a little more aesthetically pleasing and cover all of the cracks where bugs are coming in. The problem is that my walls are painted and I don't know if a mortar mix is going to stick long term. Would it be sufficient to...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    The backside of our basement is completely above ground. However, sometimes after it rains, there will be small seepage spots on the inside of the basement wall. They are not large, just a few inches and are probably 2 to 3 feet from the basement floor. There also aren't many of them maybe 1 or...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I am in the process of having a new home built. We took the family out to take some pictures of our new basement, and I noticed that where one of my basement windows is, there was a chunk of the concrete that had nearly broken completely off. I asked the construction manager about it...
  5. Insulation
    Hello everyone! I bought a house in Upstate New York. The basement was all studded out, ready to be finished. Unfortunately, the previous owner didn't put up foam board behind the 2x6 studs. Instead, he hung R-13 Batts between the studs. Since I have space to fill, I was going to pull the...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Dear experts, In my basement I have had a lot of troubles with flooding. The walls used to be painted somehow before I bought the house, but due to flooding the paint was mostly destroyed. After we installed a drainage system, it became better, but still some white mineral powder-like stuff...
  7. Insulation
    My question - I understand I'm not in the ideal scenario, but - what would be the best way to go from here? Details: My basement walls are already built (2x4 walls about 1/8th inch from the poured concrete - some areas are touching). Behind the 2x4 wall is 6mil plastic from floor to ceiling...
  8. Remodeling
    Need some advice on a basement remodel. Due to recent water I have stripped off existing paneling. Found 1x2 furring strips with no insulation. Walls, strips and paneling looked fine. Small amt of efflor on the lower wall. I have sealed cracks, wall/floor joint and will be addressing a...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am getting bids for my basement. The front is walkout and the back is completely underground-it's built into a fairly steep hill. the previous owner put in french drains to control water and the concrete sections of the wall look as if they have been drylocked. One contractor said he...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi Folks, I am new to this forum and a new homeowner, I hope somebody can help me on this. At certain location of my basement, the concrete wall seems to be disintegrating. It generates lot of dust and stones in concrete are falling off, see picture. This part of the basement is 5ft...
  11. Building & Construction
    Our stairs going down to the basement face a small wall the width of the stairway. this wall is bowing at the bottom and leaks dirt into the house. i recently pulled some of this drywall off the wall and it seems to be a solid dirt wall directly behind here. I only pulled a small piece off...
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