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  1. Framing
    At Lowe's they have two kinds of pressure treated wood, above ground and ground contact. Which should be used for the bottom plate of a basement stud wall below grade resting on a concrete slab? Should the rest of the wall be pressure treated if it is in contact with a block wall behind it and...
  2. Construction
    Adding an exterior door to my basement. I have a mason to cut thru the 8" concrete foundation and because the house is on a hill, the foundation where the door will be is only 20" below grade and slopes away from the house so I can excavate by hand. The door will replace the existing 30" wide...
  3. Flooring Picture Post
    Day #1 Rough plumbing inspected and passed. I used Mapei Topcem Premix to fill the areas that will be tiled so I didn't have to wait 28 days. Ran for faux rebar into the existing slab and brushed some admix to prep. the Topcem was dried in about 4 hours! Awaiting the framers....
  4. Excavation & Site Work
    I'm new here so be nice. I'm a home builder in PA and wanted to get some different opinions on a problem I'm running into. I have a lot that is a beautiful flat 3/4 acre. It has about an 10' climb from the front of the lot to about 100' back (which is flat considering the neighborhood). The...
  5. Masonry
    I am looking to buy Insulated Concrete Form ICF bracing. Anybody have a preference of brand, anyplace sell or rent them near S.C. , thanks for your guidance. I can be emailed at dc7730 at yahoo dotcom
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm Jon, a manager and contractor for Aquaguard Injection. We're basement waterproofing contractors that specialize in Foundation Crack Injection, Internal de-watering and External Waterproofing services. We have thousands of successful waterproofing jobs under our belts, so...
  7. Remodeling Picture Post
    We have just completed the excavation portion of a basement excavation and remodel project. Our client has asked us to drop the floor of his existing unfinished full basement area by about a foot and bring the crawl side of the basement into line with that. Once completed, he will have added...
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