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Don't know who to contact about small but complicated animal intrusion/crumbling

Don't know who to contact about small but complicated animal intrusion/crumbling. On the outside corner of my house next to the garage door, there is a side door. Around the base of the side door and ...
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How to avoid shower cord damage from brief hot water flow after shutoff hot before cold taps?

My shower cable with metallic covering is leaking and I suspect damage from temporary hot water flow even though hot water tap is closed before cold water tap. Is it possible brief hot water damage ...
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How to attach replacement shutter bits to stucco

The (decorative) shutter on our house has started to rot. I don't know what I am doing, in general, but moreso in this situation. Can somebody double check my plan: remove all rotten bits. stucco ...
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What’s causing this damp patch

I have this damp patch on the bottom corner of my wall next to the non sliding part of a sliding door. It leads to the balcony of my apartment and no water gets to this corner from the outside. The ...
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How can I route groundwater coming through a slab to the sump pail?

I live in the area with substantial volumes of groundwater, so last summer I installed a sump pump in my garage, right in the corner of the garage. See illustration. Red circle is a sump pit, black ...
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Understanding the concerns with vented to unvented retrofit of attic

I am working within a generally hot and humid location that might become quite cold, but only briefly in the winter (zone 3 below the humid line). I recently inherited an A-frame house that has blown ...
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Water damage to wood subfloors

I live on 1st floor over carport of ‘70’s built wood frame apartment condo. Water leaked from a new kitchen fridge waterline causing water to pool under subfloors for 3 summer months before ceiling in ...
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How does stucco waterproofing work?

(Note: Context is 1929 house in the Bay Area. I think this may be different than stucco in other places?) If I understand correctly, stucco is water permeable and a water barrier is installed between ...
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Can I use laminate flooring if it got wet in storage?

I have ~850sf of Mohawk Revwood Premier that was in storage and we didn't reallize it was being leaked on. A little is dry, and definitely still useable. The ones that are wet are mostly just the ...
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Leak in shower door

Help! We have a leak in our shower door, I think it’s from the small gap in the door seal. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this? We have mushrooms growing out of our floor. https://...
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How to remedy water running under shingle and fixing damage to rafter?

We just had some heavy rains and we've seen some paint bubbling on an interior wall and a little bit on the exterior. I examined the outside of the house and think I found the culprit. Here are some ...
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Trim water damage, should I remove or let it dry?

My washer leaked due to a hole in the boot. We caught it within about 40 minutes and I quickly cleaned up with towels. The problem: the trim is swollen, discolored, and peeling a bit at the linolium ...
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Hand holding for my first wall/ceiling painting DIY with pictures of water damage

I had some water damage in the corner of the room right as we were getting ready to put the house on the market. I was planning on using a spackle or joint compound to cover the area where the 2 ...
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Who do I need to hire/how do I hire someone to retile a wall in my tub/shower?

I purchased a 1966 ranch a couple months ago. There is one bathroom with a tub/shower combo, featuring (in my opinion) beautiful blue tiled walls. The tiles are in good condition and I was originally ...
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Mysterious pipe

While opening up opposing bathroom wall, I found a pipe that was made of sheet metal and had ventilation holes. I looked in the crawlspace to see if that pipe connected to something under the house, ...
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How to protect Patio door from rain [closed]

Have a rental property and this house has patio on backside. There is no canopy or awing over my patio door. It been getting damaged at the bottom due to rain. How to protect this patio door from rain?...
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How do I fix rot on wood door edges?

We have a door opening onto a deck, the sideboards of the door have rotted heavily on both sides at the bottom (pictured) and are starting to get worse. No other part of the door or frame appears to ...
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Black mold found behind crown molding, walls and ceiling. How to remodel correctly?

I bought a 1995 manufactured home on permanent foundation, ~26’x60’ home. 2x4 exterior framing. Entire interior walls, ceiling and trim had been recently painted. Odd musty and smoker smell upon ...
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Potential Wood Rot on Carrying Beam?

My parents' basement has flooded for years but nobody in my family cared to do anything about it. Fast forward to me taking a look at things and trying to make some repairs. Aside from waterproofing ...
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Bryant furnace under water. Doesn't run now

I have a Bryant gas furnace. We got heavy rain and power out and had more than 10 inches of water in the basement before I could get a pump going. The unit is unhappy. No response to heat call. ...
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How can I keep water from saturating the bottom row of siding over a metal roof?

In the picture you can see water intrusion on the bottom layer of siding above the metal flashing. Was the flashing installed incorrectly? It was never sealed with caulk or anything. There is a second ...
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Why is there efflorescence and spalling several feet up on an interior column in my basement?

Just purchased a century home last fall. The unfinished basement sees a decent amount of water ingress, but the floor drain has kept it from flooding. However, in the middle of the basement is a ...
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Can this water damaged fascia be fixed in part without replacing all of the fascia?

I have a small section of fascia with water damage due to gutters not draining correctly. I will fix the gutters but I am worried about the cost and difficulty of repairing the fascia / soffit. It is ...
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Water around shed/ house

How do I remove all this water from around my shed garage? It’s an up hill to the street. There is no slope for a french drain. Water goes around on both sides.
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Why is the paint peeling and brown spots appearing on my ceiling?

I'm renting an apartment. The paint on my ceiling is slowing peeling and I see small brown spots on my bathroom ceiling. My bedroom closet ceiling is showing a lot of cracks and discoloring. The ...
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How do I know if the window is the wrong size?

tl;dr How can I know the size of the rough opening of the original window? Background My house is from 1951. Before us, the house was rehabbed by a DIYer who did a lot of things with a lot of errors. ...
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Pulled Toilet . Water Damage Assessment Request

I bought a 30 year old house and noticed that the toilet was rocking. Mounting screws pulled right out (see pic). I pulled the toilet. The flange was completely rusted through and the wax was ...
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Help re-caulking the shower with angled gap at the bottom

After seeing some new water damage on the ceiling below my bath, a plumber told me to try regrouting my shower (there were gaps and cracks in the old grout). How should I approach this area at the ...
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Windows Leaking - Floors & Walls are soaked

I noticed with recent rainfalls that we had pools of water on the floor under the radiators placed under our windows (these are not in use any longer - we have HVAC installed in our home). I checked ...
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What is the cause of rotted exterior wall framing behind concrete steps?

While demolishing front steps in our house we noticed moisture damage. Can someone help identify if this looks like termite damage? There is also damage on the other side, but it doesn't look as ...
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Help identifying bathtub finish

We just moved into our home (built in the 1950’s) and noticed that cracks were forming between the wall and edge of the tub. In some places, water seeping into these cracks was causing the tub finish ...
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Moisture damage in exterior wall - trying to figure out cause/remedy

So we moved a mattress that was covered in plastic sheeting and had been there since the summer leaning against the wall and discovered this. The plastic sheeting had water on it as well. A couple ...
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What do do with this deck area over the crawlspace [duplicate]

Hi - I've recently had to rebuild the corner of my house due to this porch design that was built directly over the crawlspace (terrible design IMO) and eventually allowed water to come in around the ...
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How to waterproof this porch area over my crawlspace?

This area seems like a bad design - essentially a piece of flat roof next to the house... The previous roof/porch here didn't seem to have any slope, and all the water drained towards the house (to ...
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How would you add gutters here?

Our home was built with a fascia/eave that directs water right onto our deck near the slider. I want to find some way to install a gutter or something to redirect water elsewhere. Is there any good ...
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How do I tell if above my kitchen hood is water damage or just paint fading?

The paint above my hood seems to be breaking off. I'm not sure if this is water damage or gravity with the hood sinking from where it was installed. I don't feel any wetness, but my master bath is ...
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Discolored bedroom ceiling

We returned home after the holidays and saw that the ceiling in our upstairs bedroom has been discolored. I checked with the moisture meter and it showed a "100% wet" reading, but only in a ...
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Frozen pipe not properly insulated in attic ventilation space

Live in CO in a 20 year old house that frequently had its heat set in the 50’s while not occupied in the winter. It’s new to us and we left for Christmas with heat set at 60. 3 days later a pipe in ...
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Remedy for Gap Between Water-Resistive Barrier Behind Vinyl Siding

In the last residing, the old wood siding was covered with green foam board as the water-resistive barrier and the new vinyl siding was install on top it. I know it was not a good practice in general, ...
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Improving water stained unpainted garage drywall

New home owner, my garage has a basic drywall finish - ie nominally sanded joints. There are also water stains all over the dry wall - I'm going to guess they washed their cars inside the garage with ...
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Boiler *might* have caused water intrusion... who do I call?

apologies if this is a super basic question, but this is my first time owning a home and not sure who to call. So my boiler seems to be leaking -- I think this may have been happening for a while, but ...
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What's this grey stuff on concrete wall

This stair handle wall is concrete, and it has been finished with white putty and paint. I don't know what's this grey color stuff and any ideas to fix this would be great.
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how to re-level and support small section of floor

In upstairs bathroom, the caulk between tub and tile was leaking, which lead to water damage in the subfloor and then a section of the tile floor to sag (see picture). There is an access hole directly ...
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Repair edge of joist from water damage

Long long ago, water damage was found when painting, and work was stopped so another crew could come in and replace a beam that the ceiling joists were nailed into. This required jacking up a temp ...
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Fixing water damaged flooring

The corner of my study area was exposed to water damage due to clogged gutter leaking water directly on the foundation around the corner. What steps should I take to fix this? I already cleared the ...
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Two roof sections overlap and water drains into soffit

This seems like a problem that shouldn't exist. House built in the 50's, and has two roof sections almost identical, but for the bump out they overlap(!?), and the bottom is closed in, which has ...
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How to deal with this water damage when we can’t afford to hire anyone?

We recently discovered this water damage on the first floor directly below the second floor bathtub in our 1884 house. The spot has some give with a very firm press but is not at all mushy or leaking ...
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Noticed some gaps/rot on the wood trim of my chimney need temp solution for next week and also long term solution, any suggestions?

Noticed some gaps/rot on the wood trim of my chimney. Need temp solution for rain next week and also long term solution, any suggestions? I posted this a couple weeks ago but managed to get my drone ...
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What might cause sporadic small waterspots on ceiling of kitchen?

I have small (ranging from ~1-5 CM) ,sporadically located, water spots on the ceiling of my kitchen that have progressively gotten worse over the last year. They seem to be right in the dead center of ...
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Ceiling under upstairs bathroom leaking water

I noticed a bubble in our downstairs ceiling and there was water dripping onto the floor. I cut a small hole in the drywall to see if more would rush out but it seems to be just wet. There is ...
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