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Remove damaged flooring under edge of fiberglass tub and direction of new underlayment

I am currently living in my grandmother's old house (built ~1940 or before) where I have yet to find any previous repairs done correctly. The house is a two bedroom, one bathroom mill house type ...
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My mini fridge had a frosty back wall, so I turned it off for 24 hours. There was water on the floor through the back of the fridge, why it happened?

I know that there is a drain hole, and then that water is drained through it and then evaporated by the evaporator, and when the fridge does not work - nothing will evaporate the water. So does the ...
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How to treat damped internal walls before painting?

Kitchen sanitary inwall PVC tube from above floor melted for some unknown reason, and so water entered walls for around a 1.3 year and caused damping on the first 20cm of all walls, as a result, the ...
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Crumbling bricks behind fireplace

I had the fireplace removed in my house but the back wall bricks are in bad condition. The surface is crumbly around the area behind the opening, but seem to be ok higher up. Although the quick job ...
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How to fix this water damage to ceiling?

Please see the picture, what's the best strategy to fix this? The skin which is quite thick is peeling off but the back end is quote solid. I have stopped further water leakage. Should I be cutting ...
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OSB3 (particle board) got wet during roofing - does it need to be replaced? [duplicate]

I'm putting up a large GRP flat roof. The builder has been AWOL for a while, and so the roof has been left with just OSB3 with no waterproof covering. It's been rained on for months and swelled to ...
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T1-11 siding installed horizontally

This is my home for the last 10 years with T1-11 installed horizontally in the front. Is it "wrong" to have it like that? I am not having any water issue for a decade since. But now I am selling my ...
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Repairing Water Damage on a Window Frame?

My parent's house has had a leaking window frame for the last few years. I think that the water comes in from outside the frame. I took a few pictures from outside: And the interior: How can I ...
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Subfloor Water Damage

My wife and I are in contract to purchase a home (not a new home). The inspection revealed a few things and the seller has agreed to fix all but one thing we requested. The one thing they are not ...
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How bad is this siding?

Here is the house siding that I did not notice for many years Does it look like the whole siding is rotting here? Should I replace the entire siding? Or is it OK to replace just the bad parts? By ...
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Is there a temporary solution to alleviate wet carpet stench in the basement?

Yesterday I discovered that part of the carpet in the basement is soggy and there's a sewage-like stench. I've contacted both the water damage restoration company and the insurance company to evaluate ...
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Are pressure-treated posts that have been submerged for a few days ruined?

I dug holes for four 8' 4x4 posts, and had the posts positioned and plumbed vertically in the holes, but had to leave for a couple days before I could concrete them in. In the meantime, storms came ...
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Are These Ceiling Stains From Cigarette Smoke?

We purchased a home recently and there is a lot of discoloration on the ceiling of the living room. Can someone tell me based on the photo below, if you can tell what would have caused these stains? ...
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Fixing slow water damage at top of wall

I recently noticed that there was water damage at the top corner of an exterior facing wall in one of my bedrooms. Previously, I had thought it was electrical wiring in the wall due to the snake-like ...
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How do I repair my partially rotted subfloor?

I pulled up the tile in my bathroom and discovered that the sub-floor was partially rotted near the bathtub, under the toilet. Based on the tile/mortar, it looks like whoever did this floor last ...
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Efflorescence or something else?

In my interior wall a couple of weeks ago we noticed the paint bubbling with moisture underneath. The pattern made me think of efflorescence, and there is a fine crystalline powder in some parts. My ...
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Repairing water damage to ceiling drywall where ceiling meets wall

I have a question for how best to repair interior water damage to ceiling drywall along a wide, thin section where the ceiling meets the wall. We recently experienced slight water damage to our ...
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How can I stop an air leak behind a cabinet?

A few days after buying our house, we noticed this lovely mess inside one of the kitchen cabinets. This is the cabinet next to the dishwasher, so I'm guessing there was a water leak at some point. ...
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How to Fix this Water Damage?

The area in the photo is in the bathroom next to the shower stall. The damaged area is approximately 3.5 inches wide. The previous owner of the house had allowed a leak from the shower enclosure to ...
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Avoiding mold after machine backup

My washing machine just backed up (drain pipe is clogged). Fortunately I was home and just bought a shopvac last weekend, but a lot of water got out. Also fortunately this is an unfinished basement, ...
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How can I identify the cause of ceiling water damage?

Just wondering if there is an easy way to tell if water damage on the celing is a result of a roof leak, or condensation build up in the house. Here are some pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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Mitigation water damage to finished floor [duplicate]

I just found that the water line behind my fridge had been leaking. The water had found its way under the hardwood floor and ran between the hardwoods and the subfloor a few feet in front of the ...
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Potential issues of wet ceiling damage

Yesterday my contractor (who is in the middle of redoing an upstairs bathroom) had the outflow of his tile saw effectively draining into the space between the floor and the downstairs ceiling. I only ...
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What material is my damaged kitchen ceiling made of and how should I repair it?

I have a house built in the 1950's, 3 bedroom brick ranch in Michigan. I had a leak in my roof, which over a period of time caused the kitchen ceiling to start to fall apart, peel, and show water ...
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Moderate localized water damage that's hard to inspect from above

I have water damage in the ceiling along one end of the house. It wasn't detected for some time because it was in a room we don't often go into. There was an unpleasant musty smell, but it has abated....
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Water-Damaged Faced Insulatiion - but before install. Can I use it?

I'm working on framing a portion of my garage into a laundry room. I had an unopened package of R-13 faced insulation standing upright on the garage floor, when the garage flooded due to heavy rains. ...
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Water leaked from second floor to first (ground) floor. What should I do / be worried about?

When I was trying to fix a leaky faucet in the bathroom (2nd floor), I made a series of mistakes that lead to having some water go underneath the un-tiled section of the bathroom and into the cutout ...
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Covering damaged wood cabinet under sink

The bottom face of the wood cabinet under the kitchen sink has lots of water damage from leaks with the previous owner. I'd like to cover over this wood. However, because I also want to put in a ...
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Is this mold? Is it dangerous mold?

My elderly parents live in a condo. They saw a leak in the attic crawl space a few weeks ago. I went to take a look myself. Referencing these posts, it sure seems like mold to my untrained eye. ...
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Fixing localized paint chipping on IKEA Coffee Table

I have a white KRAGSTA coffee table from IKEA. While I was away, water spilled from the watering system I used for my plants, and seems to have travelled up the leg of the table and caused paint ...
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How should I go about a partial (bottom 1/5) exterior wall stud replacement?

I tried searching for this answer but only found one other question that seemed relevant, but doesn't exactly answer my question. My water heater blew while I was on vacation. I didn't have insurance ...
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Bad drywall job or water damage?

My wife and I just moved into a “new construction” house in Philadelphia. A few weeks ago I noticed a hairline crack on the kitchen ceiling. A few days later when working from home I saw the spot in a ...
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Drywall falling from ceiling

I have a problem in my apartment where 2 sheets of drywall are falling from my ceiling, seemingly in the full sheet and in 2 different rooms. They are coming down in rectangle shapes, with straight ...
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I need to know how to replace a water damaged wood rotten stud in a wall

I just bought a house built in 1930. The previous owners had a crack in the shower. I need to know how to replace the stud that holds up that wall as it is now rotten from water damage. The drywall is ...
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Mold in basement

I recently bought a condo and noticed that there was what appears to be a dark colored mold growing on this gypsum board that is bolted to the cement foundation in my basement. On the top of the ...
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When does glass wool need protection from damp?

We have a room projecting above our front door, with a concrete floor and 0.24m below that wooden rafters (if that is the right term, horizontal, 7 cm × 5 cm) beneath which a wooden roof (2.3m × 1.7m) ...
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Hydrostatic pressure and sump pumps

There was a recent flood in my neighborhood that caused several wet basements (directly from the river, or indirectly through rising water levels). My house didn't suffer water damage but a week or ...
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Replacing warped floor of bathroom vanity

I have a built-in vanity with double sinks in one bathroom. There was a leak in the p-trap that went on for quite a while. It soaked through the floor of the inside of the vanity and has warped it. ...
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How to deal with this water damage

I finally determined the source of the leak (How to start investigating the source of this leak in the bathroom), but now I am stuck with dealing with the water damage. It turns out that the water ...
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Repair bottom plate rot in bathroom interior wall

Just started a bathroom renovation in my (new to us) 1961 ranch house built over crawlspace in NC. I planned on new floor, new vanity & sink, new toilet, but I want to keep the cast iron enameled ...
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What's the best way to repair this hardwood floor damage? (Part 2)

This project is quickly becoming a series on diy.SE. For more background, read the previous question. Strip dimensions: 2.5" wide x 1/8" thick (cross section) Videos I watched: here and here. I'm ...
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What's the best way to repair this hardwood floor damage?

Does anyone have any better solutions for dealing with my hardwood floor damage than what I describe below? Below is a picture of my bathroom floor. Water has apparently damaged it from a toilet leak ...
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Any advice or words of wisdom for toilet leaking through floor/ceiling?

Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom for the following project? Specifically, my questions are as follows: Is this most likely just a matter of replacing the entire upstairs commode / ...
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DIY Basement Remodel

I have a home that was built in the 1950's with an unfinished basement. I'd like to do a DIY remodel to the best of my ability, but am willing to hire a professional for some steps if a novice like me ...
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Is there a way to find out if my living room ceiling has insulation?

I have a ~2x3 foot water stain in my living room ceiling, I think because my toddler was forcing water behind the bathtub faucet. If there's insulation in the ceiling, then it should be removed. If ...
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Hardwood floor split and bulge

I had some water damage a couple years back and my floor was completely replaced after drying the sub floor. Both the people who dried it and the new floor guy said it was dry enough to put new floor ...
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Wood frame not on foundation and in contact of soil

My house in Columbus, Ohio. I found yesterday that two feet of breakfast area is an extension that not sits on foundation. It sits next to the soil underneath the brick patio. The house is 12 years ...
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How should I protect wooden trim that abuts a brick chimney from further water damage?

We are repairing and painting all of the wooden trim on our (new-to-us) 1930's home. We have a brick chimney on the gable end of the house, approximately 6 feet down from the ridge. The roof is a ...
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Is this MOLD under laundry room sink?

Just purchased a home and under the laundry room sink I found the below picture: Is it MOLD? If it is MOLD, do I need to get a professional here to remedy the situation or do I scoop it up with a ...
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Preventing further water damage to hardboard siding

Area is US Pacific NW (Portland, OR) My recently purchased home (built 1972) has clapboard siding made of (I've been told) Masonite, probably 10-15 years old. When it was installed the painters ...