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  1. Building & Construction
    I am wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on solving this drainage issue with our vinyl deck. We used to have 2 separate decks but upon rebuild we have them joined with a narrow walkway. There was previously a downspout where the new walkway currently is. Initially, we were going to...
  2. Flooring
    I have an old deck that should be completely replaced but I'm planning to do this in one to two years. The deck is in a bad shape with its PVC membrane debonding at seams and water leaking below. I don't care about the deck itself and my main concern is the damage it may cause to the building...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all, I've been having issues with my roof deck leaking water into the ceiling below (master bathroom). For this particular issue, I've used the hose test to narrow down the area where an inside corner (perpendicular) of two vinyl siding's meet (see pic). I'm not experienced enough on my...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Go easy on me as I'm a new homeowner and equally new to home repair! our front yard has an underscalloped vinyl fence. One of the pickets' peaks is cracked off (no idea how), and borders our neighbor's driveway. I don't like this eye sore for our neighbors and ourselves and would really like...
  5. Carpentry
    Hi, My kitchen has a new wall oven in place of the old one. When we installed the original one it came with some molding which we glued on around the outside giving it a covered look. 15 years later the oven broke and the molding, some kind of laminate or vinyl that came with our cabinets from...
  6. Flooring
    Loose laying vinyl sheet flooring in our basement directly over concrete pad. Basement flooded a bit recently and water got all underneath the flooring (we've got 3 bedrooms down there), meaning we had to get all furniture out so we could get flooring up so it could dry...total pain. I want to...
  7. Flooring
    Hello. I am planning to lay Grip Strip Flooring in my bathroom and then carry it through to my connected Bedroom. However there is a pretty decent downwards slope leading into the bedroom from the bathroom. How can I even it out or make a slope that would be suitable for laying vinyl plank along...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Sorry, I don't know where else to post this thread. So, the seats to the VW beetle I have were stored out of the car for years. Rodents nested in the bottom seat and of course, it got nasty. I've removed the seat cover (upholstery) and cleaned it some with a small upholstery cleaning machine...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    We got a shed custom built by a local contractor. The shed was built on a concrete pad. The issue we are currently dealing with is related to the improper installation of the vinyl siding. The bottom strip of vinyl siding was not installed low enough to protect the sheathing against water (or...
  10. Painting
    I posted in another thread about wood crystal sculptures. I haven't yet been able to find the exact sculptures I was looking for but I noticed that many of the wooden crystal sculptures are painted and show the grain through the paint. I believe I have seen others that use vinyl film that gives...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I recently had to remove vinyl siding underneath some windows in the front of my house, the wood under the corners of the windows is rotted. When I look at how the window was trimmed out using J channel, I see that there is no place for the water to go when it runs down the side of the windows...
  12. Flooring
    I recently moved into a small home. Roughly 30 to 40 ounces of water accidentally got on to a laminate floor and sat there. I am also concerned that the previous owners were not diligent with maintenance and may have allowed water to get onto the floor. They may have been negligent...
  13. Windows and Doors
    I have a 1950's bathroom with a window in the shower. The stool and bottom of the casing has rotted inside and I'd like to replace it with vinyl, to prevent rotting again. I've located the vinyl trim but I can't seem to find a vinyl or composite stool. I thought about just skipping the stool...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Not sure if this was the right forum.... Best way to make a removable spot in my Vinyl Fence for truck access? I have a split rail looking vinyl fence and want to make a section that can be removed when needed. With 5x5 post I was thinking to cut a post at ground level a put some sort of...
  15. Flooring
    I've installed 200 sq feet of TrafficMaster peel and stick vinyl tile, it's really beautiful stuff but I can see it will scratch easily. Is there any way to protect it the way polyurethane protects wood flooring?
  16. Flooring
    Hey all, first time ever installing any type of hardwood floor. I have some tools for it and have watched a lot of videos, I'm pretty good on the how to but have a unique situation. Along the window wall in my kitchen I have two hot water radiators with an entry door in between. I found that...
  17. Flooring
    Hi, I recently had some vinyl plank flooring installed and am noticing peaking in several spots. Are there any solutions for fixing this problem? I've heard that applying some heat from heat gun and using a rubber mallet can help. Any other ideas? Thanks in advance, - H
  18. Roofing/Siding
    I have 3 places on the exterior of my house that I will be putting a conduit through. 1 will be 1/2 inch and the other 2 are are going to be 1in. I am running network cable and speaker cable through those locations. This is for home networking, IP Camera install, ceiling speakers and outside...
  19. Blog
    It is never the wrong time to replace the old, single pane windows in your home. Replacing your window frames improves the energy efficiency and functionality of your home, can lower your utility bills and can refresh the overall look and curb appeal that attracts new buyers. However...
  20. Windows and Doors
    We have vinyl windows in our home. I'm interested in storm windows for some of those windows. The home is about 16 years old. I talked with Lowe's and the company that makes storm windows for them. They said the existing vinyl windows would be an issue. Because the storm windows are attached by...
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