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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello. Does anyone have any advice on how I can patch a concrete all up to make it look halfway decent/presentable? It lines the parking lot of a commercial property we just purchased so it does not have to be perfect. I planned on scraping the old paint, patching the concrete, pressure washing...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi, I just finished partially encapsulating my crawl space wall ( with vapor barrier going 6" high above the ground on the wall). However, I notice there were two areas that water is leaking through the wall just under the plastic. I used plastic faster's PIN and used double-sided tape and...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello everybody, I am in the middle of rebuilding my shower's floor because leaks damaged the subfloor (engineered wood). Please help me with how I can redo the subfloor without impacting the walls that surround the shower in three directions. I've removed the floor layers, including most of...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all, I have had this gap between the brick and the foundation wall when looking from each side of the house since the house was built few years back. I would like to know if I should get this patched up or keep it open for ventilation. I do have a basement and I have not noticed any...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    hello all , so i have a hole in my wall. There are also some cracks around it. First, what kind of filling do i need to patch up the hole, second , how do i fix these cracks. Here is a photo I appreciate any help. Thanks. Dimitri
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there. New Homeowner here. My house has a small sun room built on the side of the garage and built quite poorly, at that. They built three of the frame walls right on a big patio slab that extends way beyond and as one would expect, water has gotten under the walls and door thresholds and...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, Background I have a 1950's home with plaster walls and cast iron baseboard style radiators. When I purchased the home, above the radiators running along each wall was quarter round caked with 50 years of paint. The quarter round was removed to paint the walls and radiators but never...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello, could someone please verify for me that this is not a load bearing wall: Here are the details. Please let me know if you need more: There is a beam directly under the wall in the basement The joists in the kitchen (room where photo was taken) run perpendicular to and end at the wall...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, Brand new to the forum... and new to framing (and finishing a basement), but have done my own handy work in the past. I've got DriCore R+ Subfloor down already and will be framing walls on top and will be using 2x4's (8ft) for everything (with 2.5"-3" screws)... framing ~1" in...
  10. Painting
    Can anyone advise me on whether there is a 'right' sort of paint to use on exterior walls of an old granite house, please (and if so, what?!)? I have recently moved into the house and would like to give the exterior large granite stone walls a fresh coat of paint once the weather warms up a bit...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi, new to the forum but have been scouring through old posts to see if I could find a thread with a basement setup similar to mine to determine if a wall I want to remove is load-bearing or not. The scenario is this: I'm remodeling my basement. The stairwell has two walls on either side the...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone, forgive me if this is the wrong forum. I have an unwanted ceramic or porcelain (can't tell which) figurine of a baby's face in our shower. It's kinda creepy-looking. The rest of the shower is ceramic tile. Any ideas on how to remove the figurine? From what I can tell, there's...
  13. Interior Decorating
    What would be the most important features to add to the following wall art and mural printing drone?
  14. Off Topic
    What would be the most important features that the following mural printing drone should have? (go to Roi Neustadt YouTube channel)
  15. Building & Construction
    Hello all, I thought I had a fun little summer project to build a game room in the unfinished half of my basement... just a simple 10'x20' square, nothing fancy, no plumbing or anything. After hemming and hawing about doing it I finally bit the bullet and started in on framing. It all went...
  16. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    We are remodeling a bathroom and our contractor is floating the wall tile above the alcove bathtub. We are concerned about a few issues: 1) There is a large tear at the top of the paper that is supposed to go inside the shower niche alcove. How big a problem is this? Our contractor says it...
  17. Electrical
    Hello, I am trying to insulate my basement walls, but have run into a problem. There are outlets in the cinder block walls, that are flush with the cinder blocks. After I put the insulation and walls up, the outlets will be around 4 inches behind where they need to be. I have looked into outlet...
  18. Carpentry
    Hi everyone, I'm helping my brother re-frame his second story interior walls. I typically don't frame walls in existing structures so I wanted to get some opinions/options. From what I've checked out, non of the interior walls are load bearing, it's a truss roof 24 oc. The walls are actually...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    Hello All, I have a field fence around my property but occasionally we get drunks and jackasses who like to slide around corners and into my fence, which allows predators into my yard where my 12 lb dog is. I wanted to build a stout wall so that when they slide around the corner and wreck...
  20. Electrical
    I just moved into a new house. They had some sort of security system that is no longer in use, so I pulled the unit off the wall and discarded it. However, I was left with a wire hanging out of the wall. I have no idea what's on the other end of this wire, but I know it was powering the...
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