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  1. Plumbing
    Hi All, I recently moved into a new place and have discovered that the bathtub isn't properly sealed. There are cracks in the caulk at two corners that I believe are allowing water to run down the wall and get underneath the bathtub. I had a feeling water was getting underneath the floor...
  2. Building & Construction
    I don’t really know how to explain it but my house is in ruins after contractors, two different companies, didn’t protect my roof during down pours. This happened a year ago from last January. I know. It’s been an extreme battle, by myself, and other disastrous life happenings these last couple...
  3. Building & Construction
    Freestanding garage, wood stud walls, on concrete slab. Built 1966. This is before OSB. Instead of plywood, they used a gypsum board product, I assume designed for that purpose. The inner visible surface seems to be like aluminum foil. Over that went the siding which was a pre-primed...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hey all, Water damage to interior trim, which seems to be MDF. Sanded away the paint, and it seems like the water damage is mostly near the floor and doesn't go up too far. I suppose the next step is to cut the wet parts off; what tool what would you use? A type of hand saw or some kind of...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi Folks, anyone ever run into this issue? I have drywall around the tub surround that bubbles up. I’ve already redone that area once when I first bought the house but it happened again.Just curious, how does this even happen? It’s happening in both my bathrooms.
  6. Insulation
    Hello fellow DIYers! I'm not really sure how to move forward with this one. I pulled out some drywall from a room I knew to have water damage, but wasn't expecting to find my chimney exposed and tons of ruined insulation/house wrapping. The flue itself looks and feels solid, but the chimney...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    We had a water pipe bust that was coming our of our wall in the bathroom. Long story short, had to wait 9 days for insurance adjuster to come out & was advised not to touch anything until then. After he came I took up all the flooring in 2 bathrooms, hallway & bedroom. It smelled like mildew...
  8. Flooring
    Laminate flooring is increasingly gaining popularity among homeowners due to its appealing look, functionality and durability. By design, laminate flooring will last for years with minimal effort. Laminate flooring and water, however, have a complicated relationship. The wood materials in...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of post (if not, please feel free to delete), but I was hoping to get some thoughts on a framing issue that I'm dealing with. Background: I own a property in the Pacific Northwest (where it rains a lot), and the original builder...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello all and happy new year. This is my first post. And I don't really know how to start, so please excuse me if I make mistakes and I hope I'm in the correct place for my questions. We purchased this house a yr ago with no visible problems.. The hose was clean, passed inspection and the...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    After some water penetration issues were addressed in my condo building, I began attempting some simple (at the time) drywall repair. I was originally planning to replace the bottom portion of the metal corner bead and install about a 8x4 inch patch of drywall in the damaged area. After I cut...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    So I am about to take on my first drywall ceiling repair project. Due to some water leakage over the years, a section of my ceiling has softened and deteriorated (see photo). I have since repaired what was causing the leak upstairs and I will be cutting out that section of ceiling. After...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi there. Just discovered this water damage to the exterior framing of my house. It's above one window and below another - between floors. Debating whether to tackle this repair on my own but not sure about repairing the rim joists. Any recommendations? Can I just repair this section? It...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, first time home buyer with a weird issue. After the first major downpour since moving in multiple windows leaked, and water was draining into one of the kitchen cabinets. After caulking up the windows I have had no issues with them. One of the windows is located more or less directly...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me here. I bought a condo about 2 years ago and have multiple flooding problems. Some have been repaired but there is still one that occurs in my kitchen that seems to be stumping everyone. Last night it rained heavily and I had placed towels on the kitchen...
  16. Building & Construction
    My house is suffering from damage brought on by very poor landscape grading, design and years of neglect. I will include as many pictures as I can to help my descriptions. Looking for input and ideas regarding my plan. I'll check in occasionally with updates. Here's the scenario. There is a...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Does anyone have thoughts on what these spots on my ceiling might be? I have tried to include sufficient pictures to illustrate, but there are roughly 20 spots like this in an area around 3-4 feet square. It doesn't look like mold to me and I thought if it was water damage it wouldn't pool in...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Hi folks, I'm preparing to re-paint a room in my basement. In doing so, I noticed that the metal corner bead was lifting away from the wall and was showing signs of rust down near the baseboard. In hindsight, I should have taken photos before cutting the wall open but I didn't think of it. I...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, Looking for a little advice. We had a slab leak and the insurance paid out to replace our floors and moldings and to pay for a hotel during repairs. We then ended up being able to salvage the floors by drying them. They are machined wood. The floors looked fine so we were able to keep...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone, Looking for some help here. I bought a house where there was small water damage in the corner of the basement due previous owners not having down spout on correctly. Well, the water seems to seeped through the block in a few spots. This question may be rhetorical in a way...
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