Posts Tagged 'walls'

How do I build a half wall?

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 But Having Issues With Rafter

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?

Extensive Dry Rot Damage

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?

Lead Testing for My Home

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?

What are Those Stains on my Basement Walls?

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?

How to Tell if Part of a Wall Can be Removed

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?

What options are available to install insulation in existing outside walls?

I have zero insulation in my outside walls. Outside is stucco and inside are original tung and groove ceder boards.

How do I know a wall is load-bearing?

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.

Should House Additions to Our Brick Home Go Upstairs Or Out the Sides?

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?

Why Doesn't the Wall I'm Painting Look Like the Chip Color I Selected?

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?

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