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    Rot-Free Window Sill

    My new house was sided by the previous owner. It was done pretty well, but some of the windows have me concerned.

    The aluminum trim that wraps the window sills has cracks and is pulling away...
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    Re: Pedestal Sump Pump

    Thanks again CyFree. I'm sold on your recommendation of the Zoeller, but I'm now curious if I'm doing the right thing...

    I don't believe that my sump will accomodate 3 pumps, as you describe in...
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    Re: Pedestal Sump Pump

    CyFree:

    Thanks for your response. I already have a battery-operated backup sump pump.

    Thanks for the tip and the link. Do you know which make / model of pedestal sump pump is the best as a...
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    Update: Sump Pump Overtime

    Here's an update on the situation.

    We've had our entire backyard re-landscaped. We've changed the slope as much as we could to divert water away from the foundation and have redirected the...
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    Pedestal Sump Pump

    I am preparing to purchase a pedestal sump pump as the emergency replacement / back-up for my primary sump pump. I currently have a submersible pump with an in-line battery back-up secondary pump.
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    Re: Sump Pump Overtime

    yes.itsconcrete,

    Thanks for your advice. What type of professional would generally do such work (1. exterior perimeter drain, 2. digging under foundation to install 4" ADS pipe for a gravity...
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    Sump Pump Overtime

    Shortly after moving into our first house last year (and having our first baby), we noticed water actively coming through the basement floor. After consulting waterproofing spe******ts, we had an...
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    Re: Insulation Cost Analysis

    canuk, thank you very much for your input. This will certainly help me decide which projects to do, as well as their order.
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    Insulation Cost Analysis

    Of the following insulation projects, which will yield the highest efficiency / highest return on investment?


    * Blown cellulose into exterior walls
    * Insulate basement walls
    * Insulate...
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