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  • Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 05:07 PM
    I am not sure about the pad at the landing. The frost line here is at least 48", so I would
    guess that a 4" pad would move around some. I haven't noticed movement with some other pads I
    around the hou...

  • Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 12:24 PM
    Here are a couple of pictures of the existing steps.93369337You can see the serious damage
    caused by the water and ice. These are concrete block underneath. I suppose it is possible that
    if I remove t...

  • Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 11:06 AM
    I try to avoid attaching any deck or stoop to the house.Make it free standing and a few inches
    below the threshold and there's 0 chance of wall or framing damage to the house.I would have
    made this fr...

  • Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-20-2015 at 10:52 PM
    sounds like overkill for a temporary stair, but I guess if you're not sure how long it will be
    there, then you should build it solidly.I would definately drop the sonotubes 5' or so because
    of the fro...

  • Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-20-2015 at 08:46 PM
    Hello,The brick steps for my back door took a real beating the last two winters, especially
    this one. The ice has more or less split the steps in several places. The bottom step is
    falling off entirel...

  • Posted in thread: basement replacement window 32"x24" slider on 10-18-2012 at 11:11 AM
    I have my replacement window here now and am getting ready to put it in. It does fit nicely.The
    window case sticks out further past the nail fin than I was expecting, I expect this is to
    allow for the...

  • Posted in thread: basement replacement window 32"x24" slider on 09-26-2012 at 05:23 PM
    Thanks for the video link. I am actually getting close to replacing the window, meaning I have
    all of the foundation repaired up the that level and I have the window frame built. Tomorrow I
    will order...

  • Posted in thread: Support Beam Shims on 08-24-2012 at 03:03 PM
    I would also ask why the original shims have shifted.Is the stack of blocks plumb? If the stack
    is leaning at all, then you need to address that. As as stated above, the blocks should be
    mortared toge...

  • Posted in thread: gaps in masonry foundation, expanding foam or mortar on 08-24-2012 at 02:55 PM
    Since you are trying to fill the voids and hopefully do some sealing foam is a wast of time.Use
    mortar or masonry grout to fill the voids. Obviously concrete will not work. A wet, soupy grout
    (Portlan...

  • Posted in thread: basement replacement window 32"x24" slider on 08-24-2012 at 10:46 AM
    I found a Pella dealer around here who will sell me a custom built window. I have used Pella
    windows and some door before and they seem to be a good manufacturer. The cost of the window
    will range fro...

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