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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hey y’all, so I bought this home out in SoCal. The home was built in 1960 and the basics are mostly is in good shape. I’ve got this planter box outside the house that I rather like and want to keep but when I had the floors done it was clear that some of the moisture is making it’s way into the...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I have some brass house numbers I want to affix to exterior stucco by our front door. Each weighs less than 1 pound. While the numbers came with (brass) screws, I'm wondering if it's better to just use adhesive, like clear silicone or Gorilla glue. Seems to me, adhesive would avoid having...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello! I hope someone here can offer some suggestions on the right and/or most pragmatic way to fix this. I have a second floor balcony that seems to lack some sort of drip edge or other method to allow water to fall off into the super-gutter below it, where my screen patio enclosure attaches...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a 120 year-old Victorian. The foundation is brick, double walled with a 2'' void between walls. I went under my wrap-around porch for the first time in years and the mortar is badly deteriorated on the above-ground courses. It's not so bad that it's structurally a problem, but it may...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for suggestions/solutions for my stoop issue. Stoop collects water because previous owners didn't leave a place for water to drain. Problem 1 (Patching Hole): Previous owners built a new stoop to the front of the house and didn’t leave a place for water to drain. (See the 2" lip...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    When my house was painted by the previous owner, they didn't fix this problem area with the flashing above the front porch (although the seller did give me some money to fix it). I will probably repair it myself, but wanted to show the problem in case there is some good advice on how to proceed...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got a newer CMU concrete block foundation I'd like to cover up b/c it really isn't visually appealing (pretty crappy job by masons). I'm thinking of using stucco to apply over the top. I've talked with some that believe that metal lath should be used first, then the stucco. The more I...
  8. Building & Construction
    What is the pros and cons of stucco siding?
  9. Building & Construction
    which is the best material to use? Let me know your advice. Thanks
  10. HVAC
    Hi all. (sorry if this should go in a different section) My garage has no ventilation. My only option is to open the side door and/or raise the garage door slightly. However, I don't want to leave these open overnight. There's an upstairs room right above the garage which always stays warm...
  11. Painting
    We have concrete block w/stucco one story house in Florida Gulf coast. There are a few areas that are showing some cracking along the base--not enough to have it re-coated--it is more fading and dingy. We bought the house 5 yrs ago and don't know what paint was used by prior owners or last time...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I apologize if I am using the incorrect terminology. I have owned a home for 1.5 years and know very little about this type of thing. From what I've read so far, I think it's the sill plate gap? Anyway, my house was built in 1945, initially a basement house, then they build up. It's a concrete...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My house exterior is stucco. My father (a ceramic artist) made us big clay tiles with house numbers on them. There's four tiles, one for each number. When we originally put them up, my husband used silicone glue to attach them all to a tile backer board, put two screws into the stucco, and...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We purchased a house in South Florida that was built in 1959. It had been painted numerous times over the years. The person we bought the house from, had it painted before selling using people found on Craigslist who could do it cheap. Needless to say, they didn't bother prepping the stucco and...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello (from first time poster) The backstory: My house, built in 1937, originally had an exposed concrete block fascia -- a short-lived design. Just as with brick, there are angle steel lintels over every opening. The house was stuccoed directly over the painted block, making bonding failures...
  16. Windows and Doors
    My next door neighbor has essentially the same 1946 bungalow I do and they just had their old rotting exterior wood trim replaced with 2x4 stucco trim. I'm thinking of doing the same, since the wood is rotting away. However, I won't be paying a contract $5,000 to do for me as my neighbor did...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    We have a stucco ceiling on concrete that needs to be removed or covered over because we are taking down a wall. The height from floor to ceiling is 94" now Problems: The ceiling seems wavy even with the stucco so removing will likely pronounce this even more condo was built in 1976 The...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, Fairly new homeowner, pretty handy guy as far as DIY goes and this is my first post. After doing some research online and going a few rounds with our HOA about this issue, I am at my wits end. I've realized from reading a bunch of other posts I won't be able to add pictures here until I...
  19. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've used Quikrete white stucco finish coat on top of their base coat and the results have been great. But I noticed that on some of the walls, when I water it there are some areas that remain white and doesn't get darker as the rest of the wall does. They slowly slowly get darker though, as if...
  20. Drywall & Plaster
    How Do I Stucco Over A Below-Grade Concrete-Block Wall? Can I clean the concrete-block wall well, apply DRYLOK waterproofing, and then apply the stucco over the DRYLOK? Any good answers will be much appreciated.
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