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  1. Flooring
    We recently moved into a new 3-story townhome 4 months ago and are under warranty. Two months ago we noticed a soft spot under the carpet in the hallway of our third floor. We pointed it out to the construction manager (the development is only about 65-70% complete) and he brought in the foreman...
  2. Carpentry
    When I bought the home about 3 years ago (foreclosed), previous owners were missing downspouts broken off at the exterior soffits on one side of the house. A small amount of water was creeping through the block in the basement in the room that we have for the main water shut off as you can see...
  3. Building & Construction
    Our near house is about half mile from the Beach. We are thinking of using OSB for external sheathing of the house instead of plywood because of the cost. However from what I have read, OSB performs badly in moist conditions. Anyone had good experience using OSB for houses near the beach. Is it...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm redoing my master bathroom (on the second floor) and have removed everything i think I could. I did find that some of the subfloor is damaged so I'm going to replace it. It's currently 5/8in OSB. My plan is to eventually lay tile down so I will have the 1/4 cement board on top of the...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello all. I need to hang some 1/2-inch OSB on the underside of ceiling joists to cover up insulation in a carport (with living space over it, hence the insulation). So basically the OSB will be a ceiling. It is outside but covered and never exposed to water (other than moisture in the air)...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I need to use 1/2" plywood or OSB on both vertical sides of my retrofitted window frame. I was wondering if there is any difference in OSB (cheaper) vs plywood (more pricey) for this application considering that if somehow moisture got in (which I'm making sure it doesn't but who knows) and the...
  7. Flooring
    Now I’m looking at using OSB as a flooring solution due to money constraints (but really wanting the carpet out of my new house). So somewhat temporary but it may be a few months or a year unless I like the OSB and it's working out fine. I will be using a sealant of some sort, the only DIY blog...
  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. Flooring
    Hi - This is my first post, but with a 113 year old train wreck of a house it will surely not be my last. I have a plywood floor in our laundry room which also serves as the dog "foyer." One of our dogs is very tiny and it has been easier for her to just pee on the floor rather than go...
  10. Painting
    Hi, My house is a metal construction covered with OSB on the exterior. The plates are screwed to the metal. A seam of 3 millimeters is kept between the plates. Ideally I would like the walls to be completely smooth and painted. I was suggested to attach a metallic net to the OSB plates using...
  11. Flooring
    helllo! this is my first time on here and i'm hoping i can get some good ideas and advice on my headache of a project. my fiancee and i are getting married in two months and we live on a small horse farm in ohio. we have a canvas top riding arena that carly (fiancee) purchased with the money...
  12. Carpentry
    I'd like to build a super simple dresser for my sons garage/construction themed bedroom. OSB would fit with the theme perfect but I'd like it to be smooth with no chance of splinters. What do you guys suggest I do?
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Hi All, I am new to the site but am excited by all of the great information I have already found! A question for all of you experts. I just left a home inspection for a home I am buying and, unfortunately, we found mold in the attic. The problem was pretty bad. The inspector said he would...
  14. Building & Construction
    This 1905 house has real 2x8 floor joists. But they seem a little too soft for laying laminate flooring on top of the original hardwood. That floor is married to an addition that was added 20 years ago. I would like your opinion on taking OSB board, cutting it 8" and then marrying it to one or...
  15. Flooring
    Hi all, first off, just want to so thanks for taking the time to help a novice here! About to install floating laminate in kitchen & living room. - Entire house subfloor is OSB. - Kitchen = particle board layer over OSB (to preserve vinyl levelness with carpet in living room). - Living room...
  16. Flooring
    I'am putting in a shower and tiling the floor in a small bathroom. I have 2x8 tounge and groove plank sub floor that I am sheating with 1/2" osb, mortar layer and 1/4" hardi to ready for acrylic shower pan to go directly on. There will also be a 3' x 5' tiled floor, are there any issues with the...
  17. Building & Construction
    I'm walling off a carport that is framed, but is far from being plumb or square. What is the best approach to properly aligning OSB sheathing in this case? The floor and ceiling lines are not parallel, which is compounded by a slight bowing of the concrete slab/floor. Also, the outer corners of...
  18. Flooring
    My home is approx 26 years old (I have only owned it 2 years) and the sub-floor used was kind of subpar in my opinion. I believe it is a 1/2" OSB. It is very creaky and has developed some waviness. Most of the first floor was tiled and the builder applied the tile mortar right to the thin...
  19. Building & Construction
    I am using OSB sheets for the inside walls and ceiling in my shop. When the pieces of the wall and the pieces of the ceiling meet, should the ceiling sit on top of the wall or should the ceiling run into the the top of the wall?
  20. Roofing/Siding
    We just bought an old house with a 2-year-old roof. The previous owners did not, it seems, always do or have-done the highest-quality work and one thing that concerns me is the roof deck: it's OSB, and its edges are completely unpainted. This is a pitched, asphalt-shingle roof. Should I worry...
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