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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all! I've got a basement window in a block wall that has a brick arch above it. So I'm hoping I don't need to add a lintel. The interior brick/concrete above the window has chipped away. I see some gaps in the mortar that go all the way through to the outside, so I'll fill those up with...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I need some advice on what this may be an indicator of and if it is something that needs to be addressed vs something normal that can be ignored. For some background, I have absolutely no experience in this field. The house was built in 2008 and we bought it in 2016. The previous owner did a...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I believe this is a Mulberry tree. I recently noticed a large crack. After seeing this, I looked the tree over pretty well. After doing so, I also see that two larger branches are not looking too healthy. No leaves on them and seem to be shedding bark. Most alarming is the fact that it looks to...
  4. Painting
    I'd appreciate some tips and advice on what I'm doing wrong. The situation is painting new baseboards and casing with a Graco airless handheld sprayer using Cabinet Coat. The baseboards went great. The problem is that I'm getting cracks in the casing and my assumption is user error of some...
  5. Carpentry
    Hi all, If this topic has been covered here, please feel free to post links and I will do my reading before asking more follow up questions. We are remodeling a roughly 20 year old 2 story colonial. In removing the ceilings on the first floor, we found a cracked joist. The joists are 2x12 -...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I’m renovating a basement bathroom and recently took down the exterior wall which was drywall and tile against furring strips. I found a significant crack in the wall which extends from the base of the basement window to the floor. The crack is deep in some areas and also wide in other areas. We...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    We are planning to buy a house. There are cracks at the corner of the vaulted ceilings. Those cracks appear at the corners of the 3 bedrooms at the second floor. I only attached pictures from 2 bedrooms because the crack in the 3rd bedroom seems like very small, but the type and the placement...
  8. Appliances
    Hi everyone, I have a small crack on the inside of my dryer on the trim/molding near the door. The crack caused a small gap and clothes actually get caught inside of the gap (ruining them). Is there any kind of caulk material that could withstand the heat of a dryer without catching on...
  9. Building & Construction
    I just bought my first house. It is 10 years old and in Canada where we have hot summers and freezing winters. The house has a concrete basement and wood framing. Before I purchased the house I got a home inspection and the inspector said everything was good. I moved in a couple of weeks ago and...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi... looking for some creative options and recommendations for my yard. It is a 15' x 15' rowhouse yard - solid concrete which is cracked and heaved. I'd like to make the surface flat and attractive, and waterproof (the cracks currently allow water to penetrate to the basement). My wife would...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, We've recently had a pool cover installed. The cover requires anchors drilled into the concrete pool deck. The manufacturer recommends drilling 6 inches from the edge but the contractor has installed some of the anchors about 1- 1 1/2 inches from the edge. I see no signs of chipping or...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi and thank you for reading this post. I was going to re paint the bathroom, so i removed all the fixings. I removed the built in mirror to find what you will see in the pictures. I believe this is the foundation there is no insulation and I see the cracks continues the stairs pattern behind...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, We've been in our new (new to us, but home is 6 years old) home and noticed upon move in a crack and loose piece of drywall. Over the past 4 months the loose piece has since fallen off. I was initially concerned about a leak in the roof but the area is dry so I'm not really sure what...
  14. Building & Construction
    I own a ranch house and on the main level there is a hump that runs across the whole house in the center of the floor. I went to the basement measured from the floor to the top if the beam then measured up the side of the basement wall and there was an inch and a half difference. So I'm thinking...
  15. Plumbing
    Hello everyone. New to the forum, thanks in advance for any guidance. My ceiling has been leaking under my one piece shower/tub (fiberglass) when my little son takes a bath. I had the plumber in today. Ive been told that I have a crack in the tub. He changed out the drain and any gaskets...
  16. Building & Construction
    We have wooden stairs in our house on the second floor which lead up to the attic. There are a couple of large cracks along the middle of the part attached to the wall, and the paint is bubbly; there's also a gap along the bottom of the part attached to the wall...
  17. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am in the planning stages, I have a small front porch with a basement area under it. the current concrete slab has a crack and leaks. I plan to remove the current slab and pour a new slab. I want to make sure I dont have future leaks. I was looking to see if there has been any experience with...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi, I recently bought a new home and there are some exterior cracks that were noted. I was hoping to find some advice on what to do. I don't have any leaks but some of the cracks are ugly to look at, and it annoys me when I see ants traveling along those cracks. 1) Fill in those cracks using...
  19. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    We are in the process of remodeling two bathrooms, master bath and a hall bath. The master bath was done first, the installer did not really clean the tiles while he grouted on a Friday, and did not return until the following Weds so the grout was dried on. Below are pictures of what it looked...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hi, I was hoping to get some opinions on if this is bad or not. On the one corner of my house, there's a small (hairline) crack in the brick that runs up about three bricks high. We just had our house built and I'd say that the bricks are about 10 months old. They are just a veneer. There...
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