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  1. Carpentry
    A recent investment house got nasty when we found the spongy living room floor was thanks to years of T's munching happily while the previous owners covering up the proof. So... My delemna... I have already removed the flooring, joists and have jacked up the corner of the front living room. The...
  2. Painting
    We recently had a small mold problem in one of our crawlspaces and decided to install french drain in both our crawlspace as well as the basement. The walls are cinderblock and the company which did this project did a poor job of painting the thoroseal on the walls. We did not notice this till...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I am designing and building a 400 sqft deck. In pouring the footings, I made a mistake in that the footings are level with grade. The total height of the deck is 21 inch and the footing is a 2x2 by 18 inch deep. I realized that I need to raise the footing by 2 inch or so only later...
  4. Building & Construction
    My concrete block foundation is prone to weeping and sometimes leaking when the ground gets super saturated....couple times a year. The slope around a portion of my foundation is very flat and in some cases slightly negative, especially at an inside corner where the house and garage meet. I...
  5. Flooring
    Currently my fraternity house basement has tile floors that when wet are very slippery and dangerous. Last year a contractor coated the floor with an epoxy to add grip to the floor, but this lasted only a few months and is almost completely ripped up now from wear and tear. We are looking at...
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