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  • Posted in thread: Tackling new glass block window on 08-17-2017 at 06:29 AM
    Not sure what is normal with those windows but if you have a wood frame do not allow wood to
    touch concrete or brick, uses sill gasket or what ever. You need a drain on the outside. to
    keep water away...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete pad with existing columns on 1x1ft pillars on 08-15-2017 at 07:40 PM
    Thanks Neal. I'll let you know how far it heaves this winter... LOL

  • Posted in thread: Tackling new glass block window on 08-15-2017 at 07:28 PM
    House is 1940s in Pennsylvania. I have a damp garage despite an interior French Drain and I
    plan to install a prefab glass block window with a vent in an old window location that had been
    covered over...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete pad with existing columns on 1x1ft pillars on 07-20-2017 at 08:03 AM
    What is your location? What is the frost line, if any, in your area? What kind of soil is under
    the gravel section under your roof? Does water drain into this area or is it kept pretty
    dry?Pittsburgh ...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete pad with existing columns on 1x1ft pillars on 07-20-2017 at 07:58 AM
    Put something between the pier and the new concrete so they don't stick together.Yes, I was
    thinking asphalt - fiber expansion joint material.

  • Posted in thread: Concrete pad with existing columns on 1x1ft pillars on 07-18-2017 at 07:26 PM
    My brother had an area 4x13 ft that is currently gravel and under an overhang of the roof of my
    house. That roof is supported by 3 4x4 wooden posts that sit on 1x1ft concrete footers that
    stretch over...

  • 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...

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