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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I was hoping to just use a waterproof backer board for my shower. Can’t find wedi, kerdi, hydroblok, or go board anywhere. I guess I’m going to just use cement board and red guard. I thought waterproof foam board would be a lot easier for me, since I’m a small woman. Those cement boards are not...
  2. 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...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Had a home in Michigan inspected earlier this week. Mostly minor issues, but one thing worries me. I attach three pictures from the crawlspace. The block walls look to be in bad shape, and you can see that there is water under the vapor barrier. It's been very dry here for the past few weeks...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a basement that is mostly below grade. There are some windows high up in the basement wall, but that start below grade outside. There is a 9 x 1.5’ concrete light well around the windows with an open bottom. The problem is that when it rains hard, the ground saturates, the light well...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello, First time homeowner looking for some advice on our back porch. There is a storage room in the basement below the porch and in times of heavy rain and melting snow water leaks into the storage room below. How can we go about waterproofing the porch so we don't get water into the store...
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I have my shower room down to the studs. It has an old terrazzo shower pan which I hope to reuse. It had an inch high metal (lead?) edging around it. It was fairly decayed so most of it has broken off or been removed. I have Wonderboard lite and Redguard ready to go up, but I'm not sure if I...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, My apologies in advance for writing a small book! I have an old house (circa 1868) that has had many odd additions added over the decades. One of these “additions” is an enclosure that allows access to the fieldstone basement from the added on kitchen without having to go outside...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Hello - I had an electrician come out because I have had a number of lightbulbs blow - even when they were replaced the day before. He opened the main panel which is outside, and showed me Electrolysis. Apparently the metal/steel pipe that receives the electrical lines was installed upside...
  9. Building & Construction
    Our home is 30 years old, poured concrete foundation with no visible cracks. The sump pump rarely comes on and we’ve never had standing water. However it will have that damp basement feeling from time to time. We're having a contractor finish over 900 square feet of livable space and we really...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I've an interesting engineering question. Im working on a unit in a building where the back room is a converted sleeper porch. The porch was originally just a cement slab, but it has been enclosed and had a floor put on top. The plywood of that floor is totally shot from...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    Problem : I've had a stucco failure on a small section of my house and removed all of the crumbling old stucco to reveal a section between 2 and 3 feet in height and just over 4 feet in length (15 sq ft). This Florida (high humidity) home was built in 1984 and poorly maintained by the prior...
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