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  • Remodeling contractor
  • Central IL


  • Posted in thread: Lets talk concrete. on 08-28-2014 at 06:36 PM
    Neal:You are correct but it does help and some help is better than none at all.In central IL
    with the varied seasons we get it also helps the concrete from cracking to a point.This is why
    rebar on the...

  • Posted in thread: Lets talk concrete. on 08-28-2014 at 02:58 PM
    Mesh does help with change in temperature from one season to the next.Also if installed
    properly,when your concrete cracks, which it will,helps keep the two pieces on the same
    plane.It ties them toget...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating the roof edge? on 08-26-2014 at 02:24 PM
    No.I never thought of it before because I have been building homes for 40 years and have never
    seen it done that way.Your attic should be ventilated from the soffits on the eaves thru the
    top of the r...

  • Posted in thread: How to screed cement for large area? on 08-26-2014 at 02:09 PM
    Villa:We've got a similar one we use that will do 12 foot in a pass.Vibrates and screeds all at
    once.Should not be to expensive to rent as they are not real expensive to buy as far as that
    type of too...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating the roof edge? on 08-26-2014 at 11:18 AM
    This area is seldom open to the attic in any meaningfull way any you want your venting to go
    from the soffet to the ridge to move heat away from the outside wall, open to the attic and
    vented would sh...

  • Posted in thread: Mobile home floor sinking in on 08-25-2014 at 02:51 PM
    I don't mean to sound insensitive.Your sitting in a mobile home with the floors falling out of
    it yet on a computer paying for an internet connection?

  • Posted in thread: Repairing wall damage on 08-25-2014 at 10:16 AM
    Looks like there is metal corner bead on the OS corners that has come loose to begin
    with.Filling these gaps along the edge of it will not hold up.The bead needs to be taken off
    and replaced correctly...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating the roof edge? on 08-25-2014 at 10:04 AM
    The overhang on the gable end should have been open to the attic.Then you could have installed
    a vented soffit and ran the j channel for the siding up to it.Ventilating the attic in place of
    sealing i...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Resistant Wood on 08-25-2014 at 09:56 AM
    Beachguy has a very good point.They need to be flashed or weathproofed first.I would use pvc
    lumber.Something like Azek for the trim.The big box stores carry it in white but Certanteed and
    some others...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete or wood ? on 08-22-2014 at 12:59 PM
    Just saw another post of yours on the same topic stating that you live in a condo.It would have
    been good of you to have posted this info in one post.If the condo you live in is multi story
    and you co...