Bob Schmidt shows you how to layout basement walls to have them straight, square and plumb.
Bob Schmidt shows you how to lay out your basement walls to be straight square and plumb
Learn how to easily remove a finished basement wall panel. It only takes 4 minutes to remove and reinstall this basement wall system for remodeling or waterproofing.
Bob Schmidt shows you how to anchor wood wall plates to concrete during your basement remodeling renovation project.
We'll show you three ways to stiffen up your bouncy floor—by adding bridging, installing plywood along the joists and adding a wall or beam under the floor. Any one of the three can solve your problem, depending on your situation. It's not a lot of work or expensive.
This article provides step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make structural repairs by sistering floor joists alongside weak joists . If you have sagging, cracked or twisted joists , which can happen in older houses, this project will provide the extra support the floor needs.
You can safely drill joists for electrical and plumbing runs without weakening the joists , if you follow the rules.
If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. We'll show you a four-step method for installing joist hangers that will ensure that your floor or deck stays flat and strong. So the next time you hold a square dance or weight-lifting contest on your deck, you'll rest easier knowing you used joist hangers and installed them the right way.