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We show two good ways to insulate and finish a basement or concrete wall. A 2x2 wall saves space and a 2x4 wall is easier to assemble and insulate. Both will create that snug extra room you need.
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Insulate and dress up bare foundation walls using coated rigid insulation. Use termite resistant insulation for termite infested regions.
Wood foundations are durable if engineered properly and assembled correctly, using foundation grade pressure treated wood and corrosion-resistant fasteners.
Seal cracks in concrete with durable urethane caulk. It'll keep water out and protect your foundation and walks from further cracking and eroding. You can do it in less than a half hour.
The Editors of The Family Handyman demonstrate how to frame a garage. Get their best tips on design, foundations, framing, sheathing and more.
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General contractor Tim Berky updates Bob on progress since the footing for the new foundation was poured and repairs to the original foundation were made.
The new foundation is poured, the addition is framed and topped with a hip roof, and French doors are installed.
Bob joins general contractor Tim Berky to hear how the foundation and footing will be handled for the Victorian kitchen remodel and deck addition.
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This tutorial shows how to lay a strong 6' x 3' x 4" concrete slab a foundation for a small structure such as a toolshed or children's playhouse. What's different from this foundation and a simple concrete slab is the inclusion of steel bolts embedded in the concrete that a 2x4 frame plate can atta... By: sircorvus Continue Reading »
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This Quick Tip from ServiceMagic shows a cheap and easy way to keep water away from your home's foundation .
Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows examples of home water damage caused by the lack of use of rain gutters. He also shows an example of how rain gutters help prevent water from entering a home's basement in this video.
Tim Carter gives you great tips on how to insulate a basement wall.
Learn how to clean rain gutters and downspouts.
For the last year I’ve been responsible for exactly two lives on this planet: me and the cat. In the last month I thought it would be fun to quadruple...
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About three years ago, I built myself a rain barrel from a 55-gallon plastic pickle container. I set it up on concrete blocks about 2 ft. off the ground and placed it directly underneath a sawed-off downspout on my garage so the water flows directly into...( read more )
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Join Caine's Arcade and the Imagination Foundation for the Cardboard Challenge and Global Day of Play
This week we joined the Imagination Foundation for the Global Cardboard Challenge held at Caine's Arcade
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There has been a slight constriction of my chest muscles regarding Winter since sometime back in August, no joke. It may seem melodramatic that a girl who will scare off...
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