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lol lol Walls don't breathe and you already have them completly covered, with drywall mud and paint. I don't think your friend is quite qualified to tell you anything when he has no idea what he's talking about. Tile all the walls all the way up if you want to.


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There is no difference between wood or vinyl. You insulate and caulk windows for insulation and to provide an airflow barrier. Almost all windows require caulking from the outside. If they weren't fitted and insulated well they may need caulk inside and out. Unless the window was sealed with a good amount of spray foam after (and most of the time this ...


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You don't have to caulk something just because you normally caulk it. There is a reason why everything is done and learning this will save you time and money. Since you've had the home for a year already, I'd guess that you know if water leaks in or if you can feel drafts near them? If so, caulk it. If you have a reasonable doubt that they might not be ...


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I don't have the money for that so I actually found it like you would find a leak in a car tire.I got a spay bottle of water and dish soap and spayed where I thought it might be then went inside and blew air at that point while my daughter looked for air bubbles. She marked where the soap bubble was . I patched it. If you have a sheetrock ceiling like I do ...


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I would take an angle grinder and cut a 1" channel in the stucco right where it meets the concrete foundation. Then you can slip some new tar paper into the gap underneath the existing (probably deteriorating) layer. Should help a bit. It's also enough of a capillary break to stop the rising damp and will allow you to inspect for termites. Long-term, the ...


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I treat it as a somewhat temporary solution. I have found that it does expand well and initially holds its seal - really well. However the big flaw I have found is when just doing one coat, no matter how thick, there it is going to crack if I put it in an area with huge temp shifts or sunlight. I have found that for a leaky sink or faucet or small ...


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There are “old work” boxes made of metal Grainger here is just 1 the home stores will have less expensive models that work fine. The type of electrical box outlet? This is where you want to spend a few dollars more and get a good one with a metal cover that allows the cord to come out the bottom with the cover closed. If you don’t like the foam a piece of ...


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The industry standards, the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard of Care for professional mold remediation, generally stipulates removal of 24" around the visibly moldy area. We would also generally remove any other wet drywall. If you see visible mold on the room facing side of the drywall, the likelihood of the problem being worse inside the walls is high.



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