I need to build a half wall in my kitchen. The wall part seems easy enough. The question is...the kitchen floor is tile. The wall would go on top of the tile. Do I drill holes in the tile and attach the base stud (of the half wall) to the floor with screws? Do I try to cut the tile with a dremel and attach the base stud to the wood subfloor below the tiles?
Extending a wall and got up into my attic to make sure I have a rafter to nail to and the rafter is 4 inches over from where I want to extend my new wall. Not sure what the existing wall header is nailed to. Should i just toenail some 2X4 up there to nail the top of my frame to?
I have extensive wood dry rot affecting the entire wall behind the master bath shower. Some of the dry rot affects structural beams and the framing supporting 2 windows. What type of contractor is best suited to repair this? Is a general contractor trained to peform such repair?
We're going to do a kitchen remodeling project in the fall to open out to our renovated living room. Since we're taking down a wall, I want to know about lead testing. How do you get a lead test done? What does it cost? Can I do it myself?
When I purchased my Baton Rouge home last year - all the walls were covered with fresh paint. This year - however - brown stains have appeared on my basement walls. The stains seem to come from small amounts of water that are seeping through pockmarks in the walls. I've never seen this before and I don't know what to do about it. Can you help?
I would like to expand my kitchen in Danville, IL, and in order to do this I need to remove half of the wall. How do I find out if it's load bearing?
I have zero insulation in my outside walls. Outside is stucco and inside are original tung and groove ceder boards.
I would like to expand kitchen and in order to i need to remove 1/2 wall how do I find out if the wall is load bearing or what there is about 3 ft wall at 1 end and 1ft at other then space open in between the back form that area was an add on before i moved in.
Our Charlottesville, VA, home has brick exterior walls. We want to create house additions for a home office and a small hobby room. Our roof line is simple--one ridge. Should our home additions create a new second story, or is it feasible to open up the solid brick walls?
I'm painting accent walls in three or four rooms in my Reno, NV, home. The paint chip had the perfect color, but it looks lighter and slightly redder on the wall. I can't return the paint for this first room, but how can I do better when painting the other rooms?