PROPER INSTALLATION OF CERAMIC TILE IN BATHTUB/SHOWERS

Houses move. The walls move differently from each other, the ceiling moves differently from the walls, and the floor moves differently from walls. If we add weight to a tub via a person and/or water, the movement is increased. These components don’t move a lot, but the significance is that they do move. If there …

PROPER WAY TO FINISH BASEMENT WALLS IN A HEATING CLIMATE

(a heating climate is where you spend more money on heating your home in the winter than money spent cooling your home in the summer) UNFINISHED BASEMENT WALLS – If the studded walls in the basement are left unfinished with only fiberglass insulation and visqueen (aka vapor barrier or plastic sheeting), there is a strong …

CRAWLSPACE VENTILATION

CRAWLSPACES – A crawlspace, especially one whose floor is lower than the exterior landscaping) should have a vapor barrier on the floor. This vapor barrier needs to be continuous and sealed to the exterior foundation wall in order to prevent water vapor or hydrostatically driven moisture from entering the interior of the home. In addition …