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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I’m installing the schluter shower kit in my master bathroom, but am confused about the shower curb install and waterproofing steps. I will be installing cement board below my bathroom (not shower) floor. Do most people waterproof the outside face corners of the curb and the outside face of the...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I'm looking to build a shower bench and pony wall in my shower. The drywall was just done. For the bench I was planning on 2x4 construction with 3/4 plywood on the top and front. It's going to be 12" in depth so I was going to slope it 1/4" towards the front. I have a few questions...
  3. Plumbing
    Living in the city of Pittsburgh and 3/4 paid on a basement lowering and waterproofing job. See photos from the process: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FeTpMg7pK3WBCHpEA My house seems to have extreme drainage issues. That is not the fault of the waterproofing company. My question is how can the...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I have a raised basement home originally built in the 1920's and gutted and remodeled down to the studs in 2010. The slab sits about 13 inches subsurface and I am having issues with water entering through the area where the 3ft high masonry brick chainwall sits on the slab. The home's...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I'm about to begin waterproofing a shower. I used a fiberglass tape embedded into thinset on all the corners and seams. Do I need to use a fiberglass mesh again on the seams with the Redgard waterproofing?
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I did do some searching before asking this here I read everywhere that grout is not water proof My question is if it is not water proof why is it impossible to remove it with water between tiles I can see that maybe moisture could weep over time thru it but it seems to me that it does have...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Anyone, I need help. I made a mistake of building a screened porch with permaboard and faux stone but I didn't weather proof my sides (knee walls). My studs are pressure treated; however, I'm now worried that water will seep through the stone and into the board, causing mold. I did go back and...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My house was built in 1968 and the sump pump pit is formed up with dry stacked concrete blocks. I'm trying to find the best way to seal this pit up so water doesn't run between the cracks and go under the basement slab and foundation. I'm thinking of Hydraulic Cement. I appreciate any help.
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Here's a picture of a vertical crack running down the corner of a concrete block foundation. Any recommendations on how to fix it? The footing is about five to six feet below grade, and the house is almost 100 years old. I'm not sure what caused the crack. The soil is very stable -- perhaps...
  10. Painting
    Hi, I’m making a table out of a 5’ x 10’ sheet of marine plywood. I’ll be using the table for all kinds of things, including serving drinks and food and probably the occasional drinking game. I’m expecting lots of spills, so it needs to be as water resistant as possible. I’d like to paint it...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, We are building a very small free standing deck to stand flush with an above ground pool. The deck platform itself will only be approx. 6x6, and just big enough for people to get in and out of the pool. The deck boards are composite, and the framing is pressure treated wood...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I hope this is the right place to post this… My wife and I bought our home around 1.5 years ago and have had water issues coming from the walls and a crappy chop/patch job from the realtors contractor. We have just foamed the walls a few weeks ago (pictured) and it has definitely done the...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    How Do I Stucco Over A Below-Grade Concrete-Block Wall? Can I clean the concrete-block wall well, apply DRYLOK waterproofing, and then apply the stucco over the DRYLOK? Any good answers will be much appreciated.
  14. Building & Construction
    I will be moving into a house this year with an unfinished basement. The basement has never leaked or flooded despite being exposed to lots of rain and snow over its 20-year life. I'm not aware that it has any built-in waterproofing mechanics, but I think it does have a sump pump. In...
  15. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm installing a 3x4 mortar shower pan in a 2nd floor bathroom. After much research, I'm leaning towards setting a Laticrete drain in a mortar bed and using Hydro Ban to waterproof everything directly under the tile (i.e. no pre-slope, no vapor barrier). The Laticrete video says to put a...
  16. Building & Construction
    I am DIYing in an interior perimeter drain in my basement with some hired help. I am doing it because my water problem is not severe; I get very little water and only when it rains a whole lot. I know "very little" is ambiguous amount, but when I read about "flooded basements," I would say we...
  17. Building & Construction
    So I removed a sidewalk that was directly up against my home. It was not pitched correctly. I was getting wet spots on my basement wall. After jack hammering up and removing the old sidewalk I am looking at maybe the top 8 inches of my home's foundation. In some of the spots I am seeing that...
  18. Building & Construction
    Anyone have any opinions on PVC roll membrane vs the liquid-application type waterproofing systems for decks? I have narrowed it down to one of the above, but finding good pro vs. con comparisons of the two systems are mysteriously hard to find! :huh: I'm interested in maintainability (both...
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