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Yuck... Given you have the siding off can you relocate the wires into the wall behind the siding?


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Yes, you can wallpaper directly over the wall, but it is not recommended. Prepare for the future, you may want to change the wallpaper someday. If you don't use an appropriate primer you will never be able to remove the wallpaper without damaging the wall.


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Your porch deck seems a typical concrete on the metal deck slab, however, the odd thing is it looks like (from the photo) a metal panel was attached to make the smooth look of the ceiling, and it has started to rust out and separated from the slab. If this is the case, depends on the ownership of the building/unit, you have two options: Contact the landlord ...


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Consider a run of magnetic weatherstripping: Source You could back it with thin double-stick tape for an even more secure hold. Prep the metal a bit so it's smooth and clean.


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Does anyone see a starter strip? I don't. Thats a first line of defense and promotion for proper water shedding.


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clean with high-pressure water jet, allow to dry, Seal with a neurtral-cure silicone after fitting a backer-rod to keep the silicone depth within the acceptable range (consult the silicone packaging).


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Moisture seal paint will work, for a while. Maybe 10 years, and then it will fail. Water has a way of getting in. This stuff doesn't last forever, and you'll have another problem sooner than you think. There's 3 approaches I'd try. You can combine them if necessary. Break up your concrete next to the wall and dig a trench down the the footing and put ...


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My friend, you are in trouble. I guess have a wet basement and wanted to keep it dry by diverting water to the subdrainage enclosed by the drain tile. Then you encased the drain tile in concrete in order to prevent the groundwater from getting into the drain tile and backflow into the basement. This scenario has several problems: The concrete can crack, so ...


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Condensation occurs where warm moist air meets a cold surface. In a home that's where the warm moist inside air meets the cold from outside, at the insulation. A vapour barrier is applied to keep the inside moisture away from the insulation, to prevent mold etc.. You do not need to insulate the walls. It would do nothing for moisture control, just maybe heat ...


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Without sealing it pretty well (and it sounds like it's not right now), I don't think you'd gain any benefit from insulation. To be truly effective, you need to seal up air gaps, holes, etc. You'd also need to then consider insulating not only the walls, but the ceiling as well. For an unconditioned space, sealing things up may just lead to other problems. ...


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