An add-on bedroom in my house has no heat, and I'm assuming no insulation, because it is so cold in the winter. I would like to use the room as a guest room, what should I do?
We bought a fixer-upper one story, 2,200-square-foot house here in Yakima, Wash. It needs exterior painting. Does fiber cement siding absorb a lot of paint? It looks porous. The trim has crackled paint. Painting access is easy. Roughly what should good paint and labor cost if we hire a contractor?
For years our unfinished basement has been damp but lately we have noticed that our basement walls are actually wet! The other day my wife went into the basement and there was a large pool of water on the flooring. Here in Washington state we get a lot of rain, but we've never had water seeping into our basement before. What could be going on?