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Was my home's dormer flashing installed incorrectly?

I've lived in this home for two years now. Roof is probably at least 10-15 years old, perhaps 20 years. We started noticing some water stains on the ceiling soon after moving in. On a closer look, it ...
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How do we add removable concrete plinth protection to an existing building

There is a short concrete wall and there's building main wall. The water collects between the gap and this goes into the foundation. I want to build the plinth protection above the height of Short ...
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Re-Water proofing exterior wall after removing dry rot within wall

Dry rot was found inside an exterior stucco wall, water entered through holes from rusted-out bolts that were holding up some fake shutters and trim board. 2 studs about ~1 foot and a third stud ~2 ...
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Should I treat my sill plate and rim joist before insulating?

Original 1943 construction with an unfinished full-height basement that I'm beginning the process of converting to habitable space. There are various signs of historical water damage on some of the ...
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How can I waterproof a tile soaking tub?

I'm in California. I want to build a tile soaking tub in an upcoming bathroom remodel but I'm unsure how I should waterproof it. I recently was at a spa where they had deep and narrow soaking tubs ...
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Do IP65-rated LED strips need a wet-rated channel enclosure too?

As I described in this question, I'm planning to mount 12V LED strips under the treads of an outdoor wood staircase. The strips I'm considering are rated IP65. Does the aluminum channel enclosure also ...
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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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12" custom flashing for roof?

We have a section of our garage that sticks out about 12" from the rest of the house and is flat on top- you can see it in the orange section in this photo. The green and blue sections are a boral ...
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Should Ceramic Columns be Covered for Winter in New York?

I live in a house that has decorative outdoor columns on our patio. Every year, for winter, I help my dad tie up the columns in a protective plastic wrapping. It usually takes all day Saturday, and ...
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Suggestions For Waterproofing a Basement with Infrequent Seepage

After a particularly strong rainfall (every ~3 years), water seeps into my partially finished basement from small gaps in the intersection between the wall and floor. The amount of water is ...
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Melting snow on the deck leaked into the house. Is my deck flashing incorrect or insufficient?

Last fall I had a small deck built to replace three masonry stoops that were falling apart. The sheathing behind the stoops was not flashed and was rotting. The contractor did a good job as far as I ...
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How to properly finish basement walls with an indoor waterproofing membrane?

The house I moved into has an ~1800 sq. ft. unfinished basement which has been waterproofed on the inside, halfway up the walls all around it, taped to insulation put on the upper half like this: I ...
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Can 1/4" waterproof Hardieboard be used for shower wall IF it is attached to 1/2" waterproof Hardieboard?

My contractor improperly installed my shower pan by first putting up the 1/2 Hardi and then installing the pan without attaching to the studs (as per the instructions with the pan). Now I don't have a ...
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Waterproofing between foundation and basement walkout door stairs

We have a below-grade basement with a walkout door. In between the concrete stairs and the foundation floor there is a tiny gap (see 1st picture below). During extended heavy rain, ground water would ...
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Red and orange streaks leaking down my concrete basement wall, and is this a major concern?

I discovered a large number of streaks running down the interior of my basement foundation wall in a storage closet. It looks like mildew or perhaps iron ochre. The wall abuts a patio with paver ...
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Tight angle join between external walls possibly letting in water

Have a house ~1870, which is having some leaking/damp issues. One place I'm looking is where the neighbours boundary wall meets the corner of our house. Our house is on the left. It's difficult to see ...
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Getting a cable below the foundation slab

I don't think I will be able to explain this well so I hope an image will do some heavy lifting. My problem is, I cannot go get a cable directly into the basement via attic->outside wall. The only ...
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Cracks and holes in tile floor grout. How urgent is this to fix?

This is related to What to do about holes in tile grout?, but it involves a whole-house tile floor rather than a shower, and my question is not about how to repair it, but how urgent the repair is. ...
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Water leaking through floor grout next to tub

We purchased a home last year. Found that there is a leak in the basement after the shower runs. Through several weeks of investigation, including opening walls and basement ceiling, we have located ...
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Water ingress in panelled doors

I have some exterior paneled doors. We have some minor water ingress and weeping at the panels. The panels are typical floating panels in a well-made hardwood door. What is the general solution to ...
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What will be left if a latex sealant is mostly washed out before it can set?

I tried to seal an area by a door that puddles and leaks before tropical storm Henry arrived, but I made two mistakes: I applied the sealant only 30 minutes before the storm hit (it needs 1 hour to ...
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Schluter... Membrane over green drywall?

We're about to remodel our bathroom, having tile applied to about 17 linear feet of wall (8' high). 90% of the wall area to be tiled already has green drywall. The remainder is open studs, where a ...
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Epoxy flexane mixture for flexible epoxy application

For those who understand plastics and epoxies in particular, curious to know if I can add flexane urethane (or similar elastomer) to epoxy paint without worrying about compatibility issues. IOW will ...
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EPDM roof edging trim

I've laid an EPDM roof on my shed/workshop, and I've now got to trim the edging, using wooden battens - what I'm not sure of is whether to put them on the edge, or underneath: Most of the pictures I ...
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Do I need to waterproof fastener holes on the exterior of my home?

This is a general question that relates to a number of small DIY projects I want to do around our house, including putting an awning over one of our door ways to keep rain away from the doorstep/...
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Replacing a full height crawl space with basement

I am thinking about purchasing a home that is set on top of a crawl space (see image). The crawl space has the full height of a basement, windows and a door leading outside in the back. It has French ...
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Waterproofing Shower with BathFitter Tub

I'm re-tiling my shower and due to some mold/water damage or just bad material we ended up almost stripping everything down to the studs. Of the 3 shower walls we had to put up new backerboard on two ...
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How can I install gutters where there is no roof overhang, and the walls are concrete block?

I have a detached garage that has a flat rubber roof that slopes from front to back. There is however no overhang at the back of the garage, and no gutters, so water is running down the concrete block ...
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Waterproofing stucco over OSB

I have a legacy window that I am boarding up, for reasons of interior layout. As the surrounding wall is stucco finish, I want to do the same over the boarded up window. I was thinking to just screw ...
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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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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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Waterproofing concrete from the ground?

We want to build a table with benches outside. For this, we have a concrete base with vertical rebars (40cm out of the ground). We want to build brick columns for the structure of the table/bench (...
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Is this a proper way to drain water from flat area under deck so it does not penetrate basement wall?

I have a flat area under a 6 by 30 ft deck in front of my split level house. I am currently replacing the deck boards on this (Pictures are below). The soil underneath this deck is relatively flat and ...
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Replacing old below-grade sleeves/conduit

Our boiler lines and hot water lines are running from building to building through four 6" diameter sleeves (about 12ft long). They appear to be clay pipe but not sure. Anyway, rainwater now gets into ...
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Drywall to Shower Liner Junction

I'm planning on building a shower with a typical plastic shower pan liner: https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/8e45b9f6-39cd-4f9a-ba89-c86cd5071314/svn/oatey-shower-bases-pans-41631-...
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Water puddle in backyard causing leaking in garage concrete wall

This is what I saw in the backyard of a split level home after a light rain The water was there due to overflow from gutter. I can clean the gutter but the puddle situation must be fixed as it will ...
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How to redirect water pooling behind skylights

I have a pair of skylights in my roof that leak every time it rains. I've tried silicone and a roofing sealant along the edges.. still leaks. During the last storm heavy rain I went up to check it out ...
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Sealing basement wall crack from outside

I have a hairline crack radiating from a corner of a window in the basement. This crack weeps water during very heavy rains. I have sealed the crack with urethane injection (Sika Crack Injection Kit), ...
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Do I need to seal the concrete tub when building a swimming pool?

We are building our own house with a small indoor concrete pool. These are the tiles we will be finishing the inside of the pool with. How and with what do we need to waterproof the concrete with ...
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How to determine source of this roof leak?

As Irma pounds our house I was in the attic and noticed we have a roof leak but I can't figure exactly where it is coming from. The obvious place is where that exhaust vent is penetrating, but it is ...
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WRB (water resistant barrier) detail at eave/rake/peak of shed roofline

This question pertains to the proper detailing of WRB at the roofline of wood-frame, shed-roofed, new construction, without rafter-tail overhang. I've found little by way of Google. I've found an ...
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Protecting red brick patio from green moss

My other half has just finished laying a brick patio. We're looking for some way to reduce or minimise the growth of green moss which makes these bricks really slippery, more-so in winter with ...
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Product identification/recommendation to seal top of foundation wall

In preparation for winter, I've started to inspect the exterior of my house and noticed some of the sealant at the top of the basement wall needs replacing. Unfortunately I bought the house like this ...
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How to install rain screen over split face block to stop leaks?

I own a condo in Chicago and am facing water issues due to the single wythe use of split face block(SFB). My window sills were always wet so I pulled off the drywall and saw that the insulation and ...
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How many sump pits should I have?

I have an older french drain system and after experiencing some foundation problems (horizontal crack), I've been told that my system should be updated to a more modern one which has weeping holes in ...
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Well pipe leaking at where pipe comes to the house

so here's my problem here: Well pipe leaking - images Well pipe leaking - video ^ This was recorded march 28-th (so during spring thaw). Since it wasn't dripping since the spring - my assessment ...
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What type of primer to use on stucco wall?

So our stucco comes up about 3 feet off the ground and then the siding takes over. We had our deck removed and installed a nice new patio. I would like to do something with the stucco wall because it'...
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Pitch on a patio roof

Recently I decided to re-roof my patio because it has been leaking in several places. That's when I noticed that my patio had very little rain run-off. My patio is 24' wide by 17' deep. The roof ...
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How do we frost-proof an outdoor faucet in a home with no crawl space or basement?

How do we frost-proof an outdoor faucet in our brick home that's on a slab?
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Converting garage into living room?

We want to convert the garage into the living room. Our house has a crawl space under it. But the garage is a slab with cinder blocks around it. Water comes in through the garage door when it rains ...
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