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    Basement insulaton or not to prevent mold

    We had a leak that seeped to a basement apartment creating mold. We are putting the drywall back up and wondered if we should put insulation in on the exterior wall facing? Basement apartment is...
  2. HELP-black mold white mold in basement apartment

    Old house updated. Lower basement apartment is half underground half not. Main house had a small leak while tenant was out of town of couple of months. Came back and black mold everywhere. Guest...
  3. Re: An UGLY tile patio, paint peeling, should I remove paint and just seal?

    Here is what the tile could be as it seems to be all around the house and same texture.
    inside the tile
    http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/5223087.jpg
    Back of the tile...
  4. An UGLY tile patio, paint peeling, should I remove paint and just seal?

    I have these tile with wide grout that was painted over outside, no shade, exposed to the enviroment. As you can see it's peeling and the tile is made out of some kind of material that would look...
  5. Re: Installing 12mm laminate to apartment flooring, sound proofing options

    I demo first thinking I might replace the carpet with carpet then I thought laminate. So I asked if they would install it and they said okay but I am responsible for the materials and they the...
  6. Re: Installing 12mm laminate to apartment flooring, sound proofing options

    I found this on the internet: Minimum (standard apartment): recommended STC/IIC 55
    Medium (good apartments and normal condominiums): recommended STC/IIC 65
    High (luxury condominiums): recommended...
  7. Installing 12mm laminate to apartment flooring, sound proofing options

    I removed the carpet on a top floor living area that's over someone's bedroom. We have to remove the top floor board due to termite damage and water damage. I don't know what will be under the...
  8. Re: The grout comes coming out on the kitchen floor is there some kind of additive to

    Yes it's one of those I suspect considering the house was built in the early 1900s so I figured instead of adding support that will raise the floor a bit then having it uneven with the original...
  9. The grout keeps coming out in the kitchen, is there an additive/glue to use

    :confused:In the kitchen there are ceramic floor tiles 12x12. Either the floor is settling or the tiles were put down wrong years ago. The kitchen, guest bath and laundry share the same area and...
  10. Re: Leaking window, temporary fix of Interior, what are the best steps for this repai

    -- What are metal beads?
    -- Am I suppose to remove all the drywall around the metal frame?
    -- Where would I use drywall tape?
    -- What does STAR mean in star with all purpose joint compound?
    ...
  11. Re: Overspray from irresponsible house painters

    Is there an easier solution than the razor scr@per? Maybe a liquid?

    My brother tinted windows and used a razor blade along with soapy water. He would get a large spray bottle ad dishwashing...
  12. Leaking window, temporary fix of Interior, what are the best steps for this repair

    20 year old building where wind is a factor so if it rains and the wind kicks in this (and others) get it hard. In the meantime I removed the wood shutters exposing moisture exposure. I cleaned it...
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