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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm new to this forum, and new to building and construction. I'm at the very early stages of designing and laying out an 8'x12' clubhouse with my son. We've identified a spot at the top of a hill, behind our house, up in the woods. The location is on a relatively significant hill and the...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am the owner of a '31 craftsman bungalow in Kansas City, MO with a stone foundation that is in need of window wells. I would ideally like to purchase a steel well and attach it to the house. My issue is the foundation. The stone is quite uneven between stones jutting out and inset mortar...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    A few months ago I bought a house built in 1870, and I'm really looking forward to restoring it to its original condition--at least as close as I can come with a limited budget! It sat empty for two years, so you can guess it has some issues that need attention. First was a new roof, as shown...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Our home was constructed in the 1920's, in Iowa. While cleaning the basement to remodel, we were scrubbing the walls. chunks of concrete patch started to fall off, revealing a 2 1/2 to 3 foot board at the base in the corner. the board was hollow behind it, revealing the sand poured around the...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My daughter and son-in-law bought an old farmhouse built in the 1800s, and I've been helping them with some renovation. As is typical, the original house has been added onto several times, but the original part sits on a stone foundation. Surely it originally had a dirt floor cellar with a low...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey All, Since I have already introduced myself in the introductions section, I will skip that and get right into what my current problem is. Problem: Part 1) Interior: I have water seepage in my basement (fieldstone foundation) on the front wall of the house, no where else. I only get...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Hey everyone, I have a few general questions about spray foaming a basement. My mother in law wants to turn her basement into a bit of a living area. Her father had (very poorly) framed in some walls and hung some paneling 15 years ago but it was never insulated and no vapour barrier put up...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi all - I am new to this board and am very impressed with the knowledge of folks here. I have read a thread on stone foundation repair which makes sense but I have a new question and didn't want to just continue that thread. We have a 100 year old home with a fieldstone foundation. We had...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Tips and Tricks for leveling base of retaining wall: I am about to take on a retaining wall project using www.geostone.com gravity wall using their landscape stones. They have lots of good material and I am becoming well versed in the engineering that goes into the wall. I am inviting my dad...
  10. Building & Construction
    I'd like to snap my fingers (or even pay someone to snap theirs) and have all of my water / moisture problems magically disappear. But that's not going to happen. This is my first post, so please excuse me if I've categorized it improperly. Here's a little info... I have a 75-80 year old...
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