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Should I repair this very small area of minor water damage on my bathroom floor?

I’m getting ready to install LVT over existing VCT in my bathroom, and when I pulled up the shoe molding I discovered that the corner of the floor next to the shower has a slight soft spot at the very ...
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Water damage to wall drywall near ceiling - Should I repair or extract and replace?

A few months ago, we had a leak that caused some moderate damage to the drywall in the corner of one room. The resulting damage left peeling tape, as well as a gap between the drywall and the ceiling. ...
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How to repair the bottom wooden panel in an exterior glass door

The door is in a very good shape, apart from the lower panel. It appears that the seal was not properly installed and caused water damage to the lower panel. There are multiple doors like this. Some ...
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Is this a drain-pipe?

I am about to install a water heater in our condo. This is inside the house so I want to be careful about possible leaks. I am putting a drain pan underneath it and need to connect it to a drain ...
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Garage foundation and leakage in the floor

I found out that there was leak in my garage. And the wood is Rotten around that area and mold is growing. I started looking for any reason removed soil from outside and found out that break is broken ...
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How does one know if running water is enough to avoid frozen pipes?

Recent freezes in southern states (Texas) have caused pipes to burst, as the pipes are not insulated for freezing weather. I believe that running the water can prevent the pipe from freezing. Is it ...
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Why has my wood panelling in my shed expanded and popped out? How can I fix it?

Last summer we bought a shed and panelled inside with tongue and groove panelling. We put up damp proof and insulation first and then the panels on top. We used panel pins on every third board. Over ...
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Replace rotten bottom plate

I have attached garage with room above it. It has three exterior facing wall. The wall sits on 3-4 ft concrete. I am seeing some water coming through one of the wall. On the other side of the wall ...
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Snow through ridge vent caused wet ceilings and wall. Rip out and replace or let dry on its own?

We had snow get through a ridge vent during a recent winter storm (Texas, so ridge vents either installed incorrectly or not the kind that can handle snow I guess). After noticing dripping from an AC ...
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Small atrium in 3rd floor of building has a storm drain that's leaking down to the crawlspace. How do i fix this?

My building (old 4 unit Victorian) has a small atrium on the 3rd floor with a storm drain that's leaking all the way down to the crawlspace underneath the building. When it rains, i can hear light ...
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Possible water leak under hardwood floor

I recently moved in a used house, built in 2013. After moving in I discovered some minor damage on one of the floors next to a heating radiator. The damage with a first look seems minor and it's hard ...
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Please help! I don’t know what to do on what to do about my frozen main water supply line to my toilet?

The water supply line to my toilet is frozen going on about 24 hours now. It is in the upstairs bathroom along the north wall, the only water line in the house that is frozen. All other pipes/drains/...
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Floor moisture issue, discoloration. What could be the cause?

We've been experiencing an issue across the floor on one half section of the house where there are discoloration spots across the floor. Moisture meter reads high- anywhere from 40-80% on spots with ...
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Upstairs toilet leaking into ceiling

My upstairs toilet is leaking into the ceiling downstairs only when the water supply is turned on. One company came out and cut a hole in the ceiling and said it is not the water pipe. Another company ...
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Black stains and discoloration on outer foundation wall of a house - water damage?

The outside foundation wall of this house has visible black stains and discoloration. The house is a bungalow built around 1970. No way to tell what the inside of the foundation looks like (covered ...
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Will salty water from ice melt harm a wooden porch?

I rebuilt our covered porch out of pressure treated lumber a couple of summers ago. This past summer, we retreated it with Thompson's Water Seal. It's now winter, and we've actually had a cold spell ...
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Why is this townhouse only $5,000? [closed]

Here it is, the $5,000 townhouse. It obviously needs to be completely redone, but what I was wondering is, what do I do about the houses next to this one? What if water is coming in from the house ...
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What to do about water in ceiling from leak?

Some water leaked from my upstairs bathroom into the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom. I noticed it when I saw drips coming from my fan/lighting fixture. I would estimate the amount of water that ...
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Putting shower head in the sink caused flood

The bathroom in our rental has a cartridge that you push in to change from a shower to a bath, and the shower has a hose that lets you detach it from the wall. My tenant said that she had been putting ...
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Water damage on wood veneer

I flooded my kitchen a few days ago. One of the consequences is that the wood veneer sheet that covers the gap below my oven has curled up after being soaked in water (see pictures below). Does anyone ...
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Subfloor damage under exterior wall

I am upgrading our kitchen and have found some damage to the subfloor from previous water leaks. These leaks were fixed long ago and there is no moisture in the subfloor or surrounding wood. We ripped ...
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Foundation Crack and Severity

My wife and I recently completed a house inspection. A little on the house: it was built in the late ‘40s, the grade is excellent and has been built up around the entire house, the drain spouts do not ...
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Water damage or bad patch job on the ceiling directly under the shower stall of master bath?

We moved in 2 years ago into a new build. Just today I’ve noticed this discoloration on the ceiling. Directly above it is the master bath shower stall. My husband thinks this is a bad patch work. I’m ...
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What's happening to this plaster?

As you can see: Phones aren't meant to be cameras The plaster in one of my room's corners is peeling off in one large chunk. As far as I know, our house doesn't have a proper foundation and is ...
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How to track down source of water ingress

I live in the UK in a house built in the 1930s. It has solid walls made of brick in a bond pattern with no cavity. The living room has a major problem with damp blooming on the inside wall, centred ...
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Does pooling rainwater pose a threat to my roof?

I have a condo with a rooftop. The rooftop is designed such that all water flows towards one corner of the roof, and out to a drainage system. Unfortunately, the home builder built the home so that ...
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Does the mold on this bathroom panel look like it can be washed off?

I previously asked this question Is this mold or some other substance? Anybody know what material the bathrooom side panel is and does it look like the moldor whatever substances can simply be washed ...
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How should I contain mold contaminated items?

I previously asked this question Is this mold or some other substance? where I discovered some mold behind a bathroom panel. The sensible thing to do would be to just throw the mold contaminated ...
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Is this mold or some other substance?

My bath tub side panel was not sealed and it seems water has been splashing in causing some damage. I always thought mold would have to smell musky however the damage doesnt smell musky. I previously ...
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Is this copper piping?

Is the pipe in the picture copper piping? House is from 1962, I assume this is original piping. The valve is leaking and I want to replace it with a sharkbite valve
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How to shut off water from city meter with no customer shut-off valve

I want to shut off the water from the main city supply in order to repair my main water valve inside the house. But there doesn't seem to be any shut-off valve, Please refer to pictures
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How do I remove window sill stop block on double-hung vinyl window?

The vinyl double hung window was installed on my brick house a few years ago. The Screws that hold the replacement windows are drilled in through the bottom of the drain holes with no caulking on the ...
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How can I repair/replace this swollen section of countertop?

This countertop appears to be laminated particle board. I suspect the damage shown in these photos happened likely due to excess water being present on the countertop and seeping in between the ...
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Water is leaking thru my smoke detector and water is pooled up around the bottom of the ac in the attic

Came home and heard smoke alarm going off went into bedroom and water is pouring from smoke detector. I go
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Low water pressure locating regulator

Replaced shower faucet. Now whole house lost water pressure. Replaced the main didnt fix it. 80psi on water gage but when two things running pressure drops completely. Plummer told me to replace ...
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What causes portions of drywall mud/patch plaster to become discolored and harder?

I was having water issues on the wall above my fireplace, after gutters/tuck pointing/some roofing being fixed the water has stopped. I went to patch some of the areas that had the worst water damage....
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Who should repair this water damage?

My garage has some water damage, which needs addressing (see photos below). I have a good attitude but no experience with this sort of repair. Does it make sense to try to do this myself? And if not, ...
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Repair for water damage from shower tile in plaster wall

This is my first post and first DIY Repair project. This shower is about 12 years old. At first I noticed a column of increasingly bulging 4-5 tiles near the door of my shower. The other side of the ...
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Cable conduit catches water?

Below is the picture of how the ISP cable enters my house. Just wondering where all the rain water that gets into the same conduit goes? Doesn't seem right that no measures were taken to prevent water ...
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Do skirting boards prevent\help to manage damp in any way?

I previously asked this question Do I need to replace skirting in these places? . Please note the placing of the boards which are behind cabinets but also under the sink area. Note that the red ...
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What is this rotting wood 'ledge' around my house? Is replacing it something I can tackle? The outdoor trim too?

I have this, for lack of a better word, 'ledge' around the west side of my house ( I'd call it a drip edge but I doubt that's it ) Background: This sun-room space over the once-garage was an addition ...
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Water leaking around window when it is NOT raining!

I need help! In February, we noticed that there were some brown water drips on the window frame above our kitchen sink, not in a crevice or corner, just hanging from the middle of the wood frame! ...
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Should I use a plastic moisture barrier underneath a new deck to help prevent rot?

Our deck was 12 yrs old a lot of rot and we have torn it out. My husband is thinking of putting a plastic moisture barrier underneath the new deck. The deck is on a slope and consists of an upper ...
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Suggestion for fixing leaky exterior door handle

We have a newer door and handle (fiberglass door and Schlage handle and lock) that I caught leaking during the storms last weekend. The door and handle are less than 2 years old so shouldn't need ...
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Procedure for waterproofing exterior basement

1960's well has groundwater entering Is channel in basement standard design? What should I be concerned about on this house? There have been no known problems since, but the sump pump hasn't ...
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How to repair water damage on a wall

We are trying to repair the water damage on a wall and we cleaned it up pretty good and sealed the exterior to prevent water from re-entering. My question is: What should we use to fill the gap in ...
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Weather barrier for concrete block to wood transition

I have a concrete block garage with a single-car-size door that I've framed in. The goal is to cover the whole area with siding. I've applied housewrap to the wood portion but I'm not certain how to ...
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Expedient repair for water damaged drywall behind tile

I set out to repair cracked grout at the top of a course of tiles on the wall immediately above my bathtub. After scraping out all the damaged grout I discovered that the only other thing holding the ...
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Rescue water damaged MDF door

One of our vanity doors is in very bad shape after a leak some time ago. Now I'm trying to save it if possible. I've managed to sand away the very bad swells However the bottom feels rather fluffy.  ...
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Can I pop a water bubble on my wall?

We live in LA and it rains every once in awhile. I noticed recently that there is a bubble on my wall and I can actually push it around. The wall is plaster and we have latex paint on top. (There are ...