House Wrap and Vapor Barrier TIPS House wraps go on outside surface of house under siding Vapor barriers go on warm side of wall - See Below WATCH videos below for help Great improvements in newer house wraps CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Janice Rozier, who lives in Folkston, GA, sent […]
How To Slope Drain Lines TIPS Drain and vent lines must slope - Period Too much slope in a drain line is bad WATCH plumbing vent pipe video below Support pipes so slope is permanent CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Jennifer Brown, who lives in Panama City, FL, purchased a new […]
Foundation heights, the finished grade that touches the surrounding soil, are important for a home's drainage. Foundations should be set two feet higher than the highest point within 10 feet of the foundation.
Temporary wall partitions can be added to room to create that small home office. The temporary interior wall should be held in place with fasteners to avoid the wall falling over. This is even more important if small children are present. Soundproofing is possible, to a degree, with sound-batt insulation and an exterior door.
Soil strength and quality are extremely important when building a new home since most house foundations contact soil, not bedrock. Not all soils are the same, so it is vital you get a valid soil test and inspection.
A fire stop is a vital component of wall framing. Fire stop insulation, fire stop foam and other proper fire stopping materials are essential to block combustible gases from moving upward through your home like a chimney. Understanding fire stops, if you undertake a DIY project, is necessary for your safety.
Rain on Framing Lumber TIPS Water for a short time is no issue Rot takes months to destroy wood Keep job site clean - sweep water away Spray borate to prevent rot - See Below! CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I'm having a new house built and it's been […]