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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all, I have had this gap between the brick and the foundation wall when looking from each side of the house since the house was built few years back. I would like to know if I should get this patched up or keep it open for ventilation. I do have a basement and I have not noticed any...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I have a very small gap between one recessed light and my ceiling. I am wondering if there is an easier or quicker option to fix it rather than applying drywall compound, sanding, repainting, etc? Perhaps a caulk or another suggestion? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Photo is...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi there! I have an enclosed patio, hardy plank on three sides and a sliding door into the condo on the other. On the back side of the patio, there is a large gap between the concrete and the hardy plank. Does anyone have advice on the best way to fix this? Thank you!
  4. General DIY Discussions
    We moved into a brand new house at the end of 2016, and initially all the doors sealed pretty well. After a couple of years of daily traffic, the door that you walk through from the garage into the house (the one we use the most) has opened a gap between the sweep on the bottom of the door and...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Had someone install tile, and they kinda did a bad job. There's a gap beneath the tile large enough to fit a piece of quarter round in some places. Is there anything I can fill it with that won't damage the adjacent floor? Foam? Etc? Could I nail in the quarter round and other scrap wood to...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello folks! I'm remodeling my basement and I've put in risers and treads for new stairs on top of the existing vinyl tile which is on top of cement. Those existing stairs that I resurfaced are not particularly square, and neither is the drywall beside it which is also over concrete. As a...
  7. Building & Construction
    Quick question - I'm assembling a multi-ply deck beam (in this case a 20 ft long 2x10 3 ply beam), and I think it is more likely to win the lottery than find 3 20ft long PT boards that are perfectly matched in height over their entire 20 ft length. These are #1 boards from the same pallet but...
  8. Insulation
    Hello- My floors are cold and I think I'm losing a lot of heat. Around the entire perimeter of the crawl space, I have a 1-2" gap between (on the two sides of the house) the last floor joist and the brick wall, and (on the front and back of the house) between the brick wall and some 2x4's which...
  9. Insulation
    I am going to insulate and encapsulate my crawl space and have been searching online without luck if the building code in El Paso County, Colorado requires a 3 inch termite inspection gap at the top of the wall just below the floor joists? Is this needed?
  10. Carpentry
    A few (3-4) years ago I remolded a kitchen for a repeating customer of mine. I built new, 42" cabinets and installed them against the (8ft) ceilings with 16ga Senco. Looks great. A year later, they called and said there was a gap above the crown, big enough to stick a pencil eraser into...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi Community. I have an interior wall in my master bedroom that spans 7 feet between 2 doors (bedroom door and master bath door. master bath is on other side of wall). The house is 8 years old and the floor around this wall has creaked for 7 1/2 years. I had the builder come back to fix it...
  12. Carpentry
    I recently had carpet removed from our circa 1925 colonial. We finished the stair treads and are getting to paint the stair risers white. There is a 1/8 to 1/16" gap on the left hand side. Gap is both between riser and skirt and stair tread and skirt. Width if gap varies in each step. I was...
  13. Building & Construction
    I bought a Larson storm door 36" wide that says it fits a space 80" to 81" tall. I had a handyman do the installation. It turns out that my actual opening was 81.5". There is now a .5" gap at the bottom of the door. The extender and sweep are lowered as much as possible - just catching the metal...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hello all, My wife and I are building our dream house in which we hope to live forever. :thumbup: Quick question about how a defect was repaired... There was a gap in between the shoe plate and the studs supporting the main beam for the great room/kitchen. The main beam is approximately 6"...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am hoping somebody with the right expertise might be able to address some concerns I had with a recent home inspection of a house my wife and I are looking to buy. I will write what the inspector wrote for the FLOORS/SILLS Condition: -Gap under sills There has been some damage to the sill...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi, I just bought a new home that has a screened in sun room / 3 season room. I am looking forward to using the room, but it gets really dirty pretty quickly. 1) There is a gap between the floor and the siding, which allows leaves, dirt, and debris to gather inside. What options do I have to...
  17. Remodeling
    We're wrapping up a kitchen remodel. Our upper kitchen cabinets run the length of one wall and have crown modeling that attaches to the top. The crown doesn't quite come to the ceiling, which wouldn't be so bad, but the ceiling slopes down near the center so it doesn't look so nice (it's an...
  18. Flooring
    hi everyone! I'm re-doing a tub tile surround and ran into this problem. After finishing the Durock over a 6mil vapor barrier, I noticed that there is a one inch (almost) gap between the Durock and tub. The other two sides are fine; Durock stops 1/4" above tub lip. I'm using a 1/2" porcelain...
  19. Remodeling
    I am replacing old 2" baseboard molding in my bathroom. The new baseboard is 3-1/4" and thicker / less flexible. My vanity cabinet already has some 1" flat molding running vertical between the cabinet and the back wall - problem is that this flat molding runs all the way to the floor (Photo...
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