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  1. Building & Construction
    What is the best way to match or alter a concrete room addition slab that is 6 inches lower than the main house slab, so that both areas will have the same base floor height (resulting in a seamless floor transition)?
  2. Building & Construction
    I want to add a front porch onto my house, but doing so would require the concrete slab to be built about 1 to 2 feet above ground (since there is a slope). The concrete slab would rest on a wall of bricks I will build. Does anyone have any infromation on how to pour the slab or how to build the...
  3. Building & Construction
    What are the advantages/disadvantages of the different foundations? (cost, digging, labor, strength, etc) What situations are they best in, or not advised in and why? Slab Basement Crawlspace Concrete Pier Treated Pole/post From what I understand the pole type foundation seems to be the...
  4. Building & Construction
    Our basement family room has several vents, which were at one time connected to the furnace. The entry from the furnace duct has since been sealed, but the duct runs remained, and the vents were stuffed with fiberglass insulation and forgotten. Then we came along. I opened one of the vents...
  5. Building & Construction
    We have a 25 year old house in Southern Ontario Have a 5*7 foot pad over a poured concrete cellar. Get water leaking in the vent hole and occaisionally around the edges. Several questions. 1. The vent hole just seems to be a 1.5" or so hole on a straight line to the surface near the side of...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am in the process of preparing to finish a space in the basment... along with sealing off the rim joists from the outside, I was looking at the floor... I noticed the poured slab as about a 1/4" gap along the wall the slab never seems to touch the cinder block wall... Is this from shrinkage? i...
  7. Building & Construction
    HELP would be so appreciated. I'm building a 12x20 art studio/office in central WV. I want it to be warm and dry, and, I only want to do it once, so I want to do it right. The location ground is solid and not damp. The Amish will build this - they have put up two cabins for us, but they built...
  8. Building & Construction
    I'm going to be pouring a slab, 24'x32', inside a 24" knee wall that I've already poured. I won't be able to place a screed board around it to use like I would an exposed edge slab because I'm pouring the slab right up to the wall. How do I get the level of concrete correct, the slope, etc...
  9. Building & Construction
    I had to cut a hole in my concrete floor to move a drain for a shower, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how long I have to wait for the new concrete to cure before I can put self leveling cement over it (I'm putting in in-floor heat so I have to use the self leveler)
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My home was built about 35 years ago on a slab. Some of the HVAC ductwork is in the slab. One of the returns (pulls in air) is taking in ground water. There is drainage from the roof (~2,500 sq. ft.) into plastic piping that doesn't seem to have an outlet to the lowest part of my property. This...
  11. Building & Construction
    I Just bought another House and I was ripping up the Carpet and Found that the Concrete Slab was Very rough and that the wall plates where in the concrete so Hammered out part of the slab and found that the slab was only 1.5 inch thick and then Polly and then I found another Slab - I hammered in...
  12. Flooring
    Hello Everyone! I fixing to replace the carpet throughout my house with Brazilian Cherry. The first floor is slab so I have to use something that can be glued down while the second floor is obviously not slab. :wink: So my question for those of you more experienced with hardwood flooring is...
  13. Flooring
    I'm tiling the Kitchen, which is on a slab. The old vinyl (or similar) tiles were removed, but there's a very thin layer of what must have been the adhesive. It's black, but not sticky any more. I tried to scrape it off the floor, but it's really stuck to the slab. Based on the age of the...
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