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Posts Tagged 'water'

Covering Gap between Shingles and Fascia

Without seeing the problem and the bids side by side, it is tough to say if one solution is better than the other. I understand the reasoning behind each solution and they both seem like reasonable fixes. I would suggest just the installation of a new drip edge that extends

Moisture on floor and wall. Where is it coming from?

I have what appears to be water (moisture) on the floor and wall in one of the bedrooms. I asked a roofer to check is see if I needed a new roof. I was told that my roof is fine. What else could this be? I see what looks like little water marks on the wall and floor.

My kitchen sink just leaked through to the basement.

I left the water running in the sink. Yikes! The water is cleaned up but I'm wondering if I need to worry about mold, rotten drywall, etc.

Finding the Cause of a Wet Basement

For some mysterious reason, our new house in Myrtle Beach always seems to have a wet basement after it rains. Do you have any advice about possible causes and what to look for? Could this be a significant structural problem? I'm trying not to worry.

For My Basement Renovation, How Do I Solve Existing Water Seepage?

I want to completely finish the basement of my home. Rain or snowmelt in this Buffalo, NY, climate has occasionally seeped in through the windows in the basement and created a very small puddle. What's involved in fixing this before I begin the basement renovation?

How Do You Plan for Water Runoff When Engineering Daylight Basements?

Two friends here in Santa Cruz, CA, have homes built on slopes. One site is rocky, one more earthen. Both have had major water intrusion from heavy rainstorms into their daylight basements. I'll be building on a lot similar to the rocky one. Should I forget a basement and just put the house on columns of some sort?

Damp Basement... No Renovation?

I really want to finish our basement, but I've noticed that it can be really wet and damp sometimes. How can I know whether that will be a problem if we take on a basement renovation?

Replacing Vinyl Siding Over Old Siding

The siding on our home in Nashville has faded and the color is ugly now. I have considered replacing it and hear that you can install vinyl siding over existing siding. Is it true and what considerations are there before we bring someone in?

Fixing a Leaky Roof: Badly Installed Flashing?

We had a roofing contractor out to look at a water spot on the ceiling of our living room and give us an estimate. He said it might be caused by badly installed flashing. The roof was repaired in the summer of 2002. We noticed the discoloration only last winter. The estimate was outrageous. What should we do next?

Solve My Wet Basement Nightmare

Every time we get a substantial rain, I can always count on at least a half-inch of rain in my basement. I've applied concrete sealant to the walls, but it doesn't seem to help. Where should I be looking to find the leak source that is causing my wet basement?