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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I have a slopped roof with two layers of EPDM, the second has a granule/gravely texture. I'm installing a composite deck on tapered sleepers (cut from 2 x TBD to compensate the roof slope) and I want to ensure I separate the cut side at the bottom from the membrane/rubber to avoid...
  2. Remodeling
    Red= Floor Green= Walls Purple= Celing Yellow Line= Measurement from ceiling to floor Black arrow= measurement of that floor/ wall section Sorry in advance for the length of the initial post, but maybe I will cover most of the bases. The above skewed sketch of a room is an addition built on a...
  3. Flooring
    HELP!!! Yesterday, I pulled the carpet up in my sunroom. I found that the cement beneath is crossed with two sleepers. They are damaged as the result of moisture. I went outside to determine origin of moisture and found that the sleepers actually run outside. This room was added on top of...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello, Purchased a house a year ago only to find that the front porch floorboards showed signs of bad rot recently. Porch is open and floor is fir wood. Contractor pulled up the rotten boards and found the following: top layer of fir boards had been eaten from under by carpenter ants/bad...
  5. Building & Construction
    I'll soon be putting in a deck on an old (but solid) concrete slab. "Sleepers" will be 2x6 on edge (because I'm extending 18" past the slab). I want to put some non-compressable, non-rotting item under the sleepers and shims to keep the wood up off the slab and out of the water. I've seen...
  6. Flooring
    Hello all, this is my first post so its a pleasure to bend everyone's ear! My wife and I recently bought a home built in 1939. The house has been added on in stages over the years so there are 3 different types of foundation scattered around the property: concrete perimeter, slab, and sleeper...
  7. Flooring
    Sorry in advance if this question has been answered before. I am new to this forum ! Here is my situation. I have an older home that is built on a concrete slab. The back of my house has a "screened in Porch" which only has a concrete floor and a roof at the moment. I am going to be enclosing...
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