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  • Posted in thread: Insulating basement with interior french drain and vapor barrier. on 05-20-2017 at 08:02 AM
    Do the 3.5" insulation and the studs end up damp and moldy with a barrier under the drywall?

  • Posted in thread: Insulating basement with interior french drain and vapor barrier. on 05-19-2017 at 11:19 AM
    I own a 1940s home with a basement. The walls in some areas of the basement were bowing, which
    is common here in western Pennsylvania (zone 5) due to wet soil and collapse of the terra cota
    exterior f...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning sandstone wall on 05-18-2017 at 04:31 PM
    Thanks Neal! That is an excellent site that I've never seen before.

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning sandstone wall on 05-18-2017 at 10:31 AM
    I live in Pittsburgh in a house from the 1940s and scars from the pre-1980s steel mill
    pollution remain on my exterior sandstone wall. I pressure washed with an ~1,800 psig pressure
    washer that only r...

  • Posted in thread: Framing basement over interior French Drain on 05-16-2017 at 12:07 PM
    Nothing was done on the outside of the house. There has never been free water in the basement
    and the landscape slopes away from the house in all directions... Thank you for the quick
    response!

  • Posted in thread: Framing basement over interior French Drain on 05-16-2017 at 11:35 AM
    Thank you all! The cement block foundation walls were bowing inward and Carbon fiber straps
    were placed to stop the inward movement. However, they now just establish a limit to how far
    that the cement...

  • Posted in thread: Seal basement concrete floor before engineered wood install? on 05-15-2017 at 10:50 AM
    I own a 1940s home with a basement. The walls in some areas of the basement were bowing, which
    is common here in western Pennsylvania due to wet soil and collapse of the terra cota exterior
    footer dra...

  • Posted in thread: Framing basement over interior French Drain on 05-15-2017 at 10:41 AM
    I own a 1940s home with a basement. The walls in some areas of the basement were bowing, which
    is common here in western Pennsylvania due to wet soil and collapse of the terra cota exterior
    footer dra...

  • Posted in thread: broken toilet flange on 04-23-2017 at 04:28 PM
    Ferguson plumbing supply houseHow do you make a seal with the brass piece? It seems easier to
    make a better with the PVC slip-in repair flange.

  • Posted in thread: Up to here in feces... on 04-23-2017 at 04:25 PM
    Given that the sink drain was entering the main 4" drain at an angle, I'm glad that I didn't
    use a large snake that might have damaged the 4" pipe opposite the sink drain.Thank you all for
    your advice...

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