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  1. Insulation
    Hi there, I have a three story house with garage on the middle level. Underneath the garage is all finished basement space used as bedroom/storage. The basement ceiling (i.e., bottom of garage floor) is insulated. Now I'm converting part of the garage into a new bedroom. This bedroom floor...
  2. Building & Construction
    I'm renovating an old farm house. At some point they created a room out of a porch, then much later someone added a small attic to it. The attic and newer roof are fine as is the side of the original house it's attached to, but the floor and one outside wall were rotted to the point of having...
  3. Building & Construction
    Well, they say getting started is 90% of hte work, and finishing is the other 90%. I'm in the finishing 90% now. Here's my situation - We are trying to insulate our post-war bungalow's walk-out basement because our 8 inches of concrete provide about the same r-value as a sheet of paper. Because...
  4. Building & Construction
    My house is on stilts, leaving the underside of the house exposed to the weather here in Central MA. The previous owner and builder did some pretty unorthodox things. I am just beginning to understand the magnitude of the problem. The floor construction is as follows from top to bottom: Pine...
  5. Flooring
    Hi, I am trying to get my slanted wood floors leveled (about 5.5 " differential) including a vapor barrier, to prevent odors, fumes and hot air from coming up through the floor. Planning to have the contractor remove the top flooring up to the sub floor, then building the floor to level with...
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