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how do i prevent rot on a porch?

i don't understand why there have to be gaps between deck boards but not porch boards. our porch boards got rotted from rain water settling between them and needless to say there were no gaps when it ...
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What are some DIY ideas on waterproofing? [closed]

Do it yourself ideas for self waterproofing ideas at home
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Looking for feedback on prep & paint plan for moldy wood siding

I'm getting ready to paint my cabin this summer and I was hoping to get a reality check on the order of sequence. I've painted houses inside and out before but they were new, and this is a bit ...
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what should I use to cover a table made out of a broken bookcase?

I'm working with a friend who is trying to make a kitchen table (i.e to use for eating) from a bookcase which broke. We're trying to do it as low-budget as possible (he's in a lot of debt right now). ...
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What wall cladding should be used along the floor of the garage?

I have an attached garage on a house with a wood foundation in Minnesota, USA. The garage is not temperature-controlled. On a roughly three foot long exterior wall, I discovered the drywall was ...
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What's the minimum fall for a flat roof with edpm perpex polycarbonate

I read that an edpm rubber roof requires a minimum fall of 1 in 80 in order to be able to shed water. I calculate that to be 0.7 degrees. My flat roof is 1.7 degrees. I was thinking to also install a ...
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Foundation dimple mat with fabric or without?

It seems there are two main product types for house foundation dimple boards with fundamentally different approaches. A naked hdpe sheet where the dimple peaks are installed facing wall. Hydrostatic ...
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Contact cement for foundation dimple board

I have a cinder block foundation and plan on excavating to apply a 3 layered approach toward waterproofing it. Paint on asphalt sealer (aka tar) - Henry 101 Bituthene adhesive membrane (similar to ...
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Can EPDM roofing be applied directly over XPS panels?

I couldn't find any information if one can put EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer) directly over XPS (extruded polystyrene)? The materials are used for hydro and thermo isolation (...
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Sealing water leak between kitchen cabinets and floor

Since moving into our house 5 years ago, we have spilled a large amount of water on our kitchen floor a few times. When this happens, the water leaks into the floor boards and drips all the way into ...
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Flat roof membrane not welded at edge of each layer, need help

The roofing company I hired finished applying Polyfresko bitumen on my garage, and instead of welding the beginning and end of new layers at the edges, they overlapped one layer over another by about ...
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Crystalline waterproofing instead of a moisture barrier for basement

A room in my basement sometimes gets some water in through the basement wall and through the footing-wall joint. All the contractors who have looked at it propose a moisture barrier on the inside of ...
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Type of glue for sealing cable entries

I am looking for the name of a type of glue (I think brand recommendations are not permitted, so not that) which will seal an electrical connector to the socket it is plugged into in a reversible and ...
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Water seaps in from concrete driveway under brick wall into concrete sunroom

My house was built in 1978, I bought it three years ago. It has a step down concrete slab sun room. The sun room has brick walls and joins my concrete driveway. I have caulked the joint area ...
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Densheild tile backer board use advise needed

I'm in the process of doing my bathtub walls and I'm thinking of using Denshield™ boards. My total area is 55 sq ft. I found 4'x8' Denshield™ sheets so I will need to buy two sheets to cover my area (...
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how to wrap/weatherproof corner when replacing corner trim

I am replacing some corner trim boards on my 1970s-construction house in Maine that have rotted a bit at the bottom. My house has cedar shingle siding. Main question: what should I do as far as ...
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Insulating and framing a basement after drain system and plastic vapor barrier installed

We had a moisture problem in our basement located in Minnesota. Recently some foundation water came up and ruined our carpet, when we tore out the drywall there was moisture build up and some mold on ...
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How do you stop basement waterproofing sealant that is coming into the sump pump basin from the foundation drain pipe?

I have a very unique and serious problem on my hands concerning the sump pump in my basement and I am very eager to hear of any suggestions or possible solution(s) as soon as possible. The problem I ...
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Sill Pan for Exterior Door - Importance VS. Requirement

I am installing a new secondary entrance door and deciding whether to use a plastic sill pan from HD or Lowes. Neither store, nor any lumber yards around me, carry these in stock. That leads me to ...
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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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Whats the best way to seal a new garage roof to another existing garage roof?

I've just raised my garage roof from just below to 150mm above the adjoining garage of my neighbour. Their felt roof used to flap down onto my roof but now I need to direct this felt flap up to my - ...
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Shower Curb Penetrations

The person who installed my frameless shower glass mounted two brackets directly into the shower curb. There is some silicone visible around the brackets... I'm not sure if silicone was used in the ...
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Retile Shower Floor Only?

I want to replace my mosaic tile shower floor. The shower pan is hot mopped. The wall tiles are set on a 3/4 inch mortar bed. I imagine replacing the floor tile means replacing the hot mop, which ...
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How to build an additional concrete/cinder block wall in basement, where the crawl space and basement meet

The small basement in my house (built in 1932) has three concrete walls. The forth wall is comprised of vertical wood boards. Behind the boards is the crawl space for the rest of the house. The ...
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Is a too-shallow foundation allowing excessive water into my dirt crawl space?

I live in a local minimum for my neighborhood, and in fact my house is built on the banks of a stormwater drainage ditch. Most of the rainwater from the road is collected by stormwater drains and fed ...
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Should this retaining wall have drainage

Should the wall in the picture below have better drainage (e.g. perforated pipes)? And, if yes, is it possible to add them at this point? The walkway above has the same slate top you see at the very ...
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How should I waterproof/seal a large hole in my basement wall?

There is a small 8"x12" plexiglass window in my basement that I want to seal/waterproof and then cover with soil. On the exterior of the house the window is at the base of a negative slope in the yard,...
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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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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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Laying vinyl over a floor with both particle board and tiles

In our laundry, I need to replace a section of the floor due to water damage. I am planning on putting a yellow-tongue 19mm thick particle board over the left-hand side of the photo to fix the floor. ...
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Idea to seal (prevent water) in the gap between marble floor and fixed shower glass panel

I have a marble piece, and on top of that I have a sliding glass door (one sliding and one fixed). The issue is that between the floor (marble) and the fixed glass panel there is a gap of 1/4 inch ...
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Basement water seepage management

My house is built into a slope, with the bottom floor partially underground. See photo 1 - grey wall is a common wall with my neighbor, the white back wall is entirely underground, and the left wall ...
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What coating to put on a flat roof so that it can be walked upon?

The house we've bought has an two-storey outbuilding. The access to the second storey is some steps up the outside and then a 5 x 1 meter walkway along the back, with a door half way along it. That ...
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How important is Tyvek/house wrap for a house with metal siding?

I'm building a tiny house and it will have metal siding. My dad has worked a lot of construction and says he's never installed a house wrap for a metal building in his life. Most info I can find ...
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Basement Waterproofing Systems - Pros and Cons

Background I am looking at providing my basement some form of waterproofing before I finish it. I currently have no water issues in it but would love the piece of mind before sealing everything up. ...
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How would you protect a plywood container from moisture and abrasion?

We have a pitching mound that sees basement and outdoor use. We try to keep it out of the rain but it does sit on wet ground sometimes. It is made of plywood and has a number of hinges/brackets ...
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Renovating bathroom, do I need to add a moisture barrier over insulation

I'm renovating my bathroom, and I have to rip out the entire bathtub and surround, so I decided to add insulation to both the external wall and the internal long edge of the bathtub surround - see ...
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Insulating Basement

Our unfinished basement has hollow cinderblock walls and I am wanting to insulate it and drywall the basement. Our house sits on a slope so the font of the house, including the basement, is ground ...
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Tiling under shower

Doing an upstairs new bathroom, eventually with a (fiberglass) shower base. Currently has the plywood subfloor down and all the plumbing roughed in. I can't get a straight answer between my plumber ...
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How do I prevent water from getting in my landscape spotlight extension cord

If I plug a two prong outdoor spotlight into a three prong grounded extension cord would water getting into the empty hole in the three prong cause the circuit to trip?
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Vertical crack in foundation

I live in a condo and I have a vertical crack in my foundation in my basement. A company came out twice to prime flex seal the crack which lasted for a year. unfortunately with recent rain it appears ...
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How to waterproof siding repair?

I have replaced some windows and bad trims. The new windows have different sizes so now I ran into few challenges. If I put small pieces of siding to patch that area in red circle, (1) how do I "seal"...
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How to get water in my basement to flow to the floor drain

I'm in an old house that occasionally gets water in the basement. The basement isn't finished so it isn't a big deal if some water comes in right now. The problem right now is that there's a drain in ...
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REPAIR - Bathtub caulking or grouting between acrylic bathtub and tile

A large chunk of grout came off from the area that covers the joint between our bathtub and the wall tile (see pictures). As I prepare to fix it I would like to know what is the best method to repair ...
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Chimney still leaking despite reflashing and coating

My chimney was leaking and the contractor pulled apart the roof around it and reput it with proper sealing and coating. Then he also coated the entire chimney with Geocel siliconized seal which is ...
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Water seeping into a crawl space

In 1960, the builder poured a 6 foot foundation to build my parents' home. He then decided to lengthen the home by adding a 4 foot foundation to extend the living room and kitchen area (now under a 4 ...
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How can I fix this leaky roof over a covered open air porch?

There is a small deck above this covered porch. The first picture shows right below that deck where there is small shingled roof. Below this roof is a covered but open to the air porch. When the snow ...
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How can I extend this outdoor signal cable with waterproof?

I need to repair a broken cable with four wires but there will be no option to solder. So I have to use a screw terminal to extend the cable. The broken cable looks like as follows: And here is the ...
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Is there a product for channeling water away from water appliances?

Some appliances, such as water heaters, dish washers, and washing machines use water, and can leak and cause damage to a house. Is there any product or solution to catch and drain leaks outside the ...
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Leaky windows, where do I caulk outside of the window?

Our house was built in 2016, shortly after moving in we noticed that all of our windows on the main floor leaked. The builder came, did something (I wasn't home), and all but one stopped leaking. It ...

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