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  1. Flooring
    Help! I'm remodeling my upstairs bathroom and wrongly decided that it would be easier to level the sub floor than mess with using mortar to level the tub. I compounded my error by deciding to cut out a section of the sub floor that needed to be level, thinking that I could install a new section...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi! I finally finished leveling my small paver patio that our grill sits on. Our yard slopes and it was a real bear getting it to this point. Two of the edges (the left side and edge away from the house) are somewhat elevated above the grass/soil line and I'm not sure how to finish them off...
  3. Flooring
    Hi everyone, I have a house built in the 60s here in Southern California San Fernando Valley. Temperature can get over 110 F some days. The house is raised foundation with wood floors installed over planks, see photo, in the bedrooms. Rest of the house has tiles installed over the same wood...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everyone, First post here. I want to completely level out my backyard (or at least the mid section of it) because my dog has made a bunch of holes. I also want to create a planting bed along my fence to start growing some trees to bring some shade to the hot summer days here in Central...
  5. Flooring
    Good morning everyone, I am in the process of attempting to level out my subfloors in preparation for hardwood installation as the title suggests. I live in Nashville, TN and have a single story brick ranch home built in 1978 with an unfinished basement beneath. The floors were originally 1/2...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I live in Michigan and have a very shady area of my backyard with several trees that is adjacent to a pool. The area is about 450 sqft. I would like to lay sand for this summer as a tiki beach area and then next summer install large pavers in the area over the sand. Can I get suggestions for...
  7. Flooring
    I'm sure a lot of you have seen my previous posts on subflooring before installing 12x24 porcelain tile. I have finally finished installing the hardie backer and just checked my floor flatness before I start tiling. I used a 2 ft grid and laser level to find my high spot/spots and have figured...
  8. Flooring
    I just finished the installation of my t&g osb over my slat floor. I installed it using exterior screws every 8 inches. I am planning on installing hardy backer (with latex modified mortar underneath) then 12x24 inch porcelain tile. My floor is not as even as i had hoped and I am wondering what...
  9. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    So I'm ready to start prepping to lay down some tile on my basement floor 11'x20' room. I've been walking around the room with a cut spare piece of sheetrock as a level (8' length) and noticed there are definitely some waves to the floor (house built in 64'). It's kind of funny as if I lay the...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all, Thanks ahead of time for opinions and help. I have a concrete patio pad that has settled and cracked. I want to see if the following idea will work. All I want to do is pour some exterior self leveling cement on the parts of the pad that has sunk. Then once it's level put rubber...
  11. Flooring
    I have a very old 9x9 vinyl tile over concrete slab floor in my sunroom. Pieces of the floor have become brittle and broken away. The remaining tile is firmly adhered to the concrete. Question: what should I use to level up the spots where the tile has broken away? I am going to indoor/outdoor...
  12. Flooring
    I am redoing the floor in a bathroom. This bathroom was expanded into an addition on the back of our house. When I pulled up the old tile, I exposed the original brick house wall sunk at a depth of 3/4" between the plywood subfloors - see attached floor.jpg image. The original builder had just...
  13. Flooring
    Just about to start a kitchen into laundry room tile project. The laundry room is an old addition with a slight angle away from the first room totaling 1/4 inch at the end of the room. My thinking is to use concrete leveling, then to put cement board down to join the two rooms prior to putting...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm installing a new toilet on newly installed porcelain tile. I tested the way it sits on the tile without the wax ring, just setting in place on the foor where it's supposed to rest. The rim of the toilet base did not touch the tile; it was held up off the floor by something in the center of...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm new here and impressed by the level of knowledge you all seem to have when it comes to DIY. I purchased my very first home, a lakeside cottage from 1920. The cottage is on jacks by a steep incline with no ability to move the house further out, as it is situated just along the edge of the...
  16. Appliances
    The Whirlpool Side x Side fridge we got six yrs ago works great but for one prob: The right side door (fridge side) doesn't auto-close. The magnetic seal works fine but you have to close the door to get it there. Freezer door works great; it will self-close if it's anywhere NEAR shut...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    So, I am going to tile my backsplash with subway tile. I have read, read and read the discussions but still need help with 1 problem. Above the counters the builder glued laminate to the wall! but behind the sink he left it bare. So, if laminate on the left; bare wall; laminate to the right. Any...
  18. Flooring
    Hello, I have a basement with about 780 sq ft. and would like to float some engineered hardwood throughout the basement. I have done my research and I know I can float the engineered wood over the preexisting tile. The only problem that i have is there is a small region by my stairs and door...
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