We had the new basement sheetrocked with the rest of the addition, but I put the rest of it on the back burner as had us occupied with other projects I just couldn t stand the thought of putting pretty, fluffy carpet downstairs so the dogs could throw up on it, poop on it, and the kids could spill stickiness all over it Nope.
If the building site on your property is on a slope, you have added design options for your timber frame home Leveling that site can be expensive and time consuming, as well as a lot of work, so you may want to consider adding a walkout basement Even though the floor is at soil grade, it must have a proper footing.
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to avoid basement floods by correctly installing a sump pump Steps Set sump basin upside down on basement floor mark its outline on floor Use demolition hammer to chop through concrete floor Dig hole deep enough to set basin flush with
Jun , We couldn t decide on staining or painting! You won me over!!! We ran into the same problem with our laminate hardwood!!! Love your full blog too!!!! I ll be At least it would be a simple and inexpensive option to try Does the Sherwin Williams Floor Deck Enamel work on basement concrete floors
Nov , And for less than , know exactly how to stain your basement floor I saw tons of awesome pictures of stained concrete floors but no one really went over how to do it I bought steel brushes and nylon brushes to really make sure I removed all possible dirt and cat poop stains (disgusting but true).
Danny Lipford Oh, I ll bet so , and they certainly can help out as far as loosening up the soil Tricia Craven Worley Yeah, and of course that s one of the greatest things about tilling, because over the season the ground, if you don t get enough rain, it tends to creates big clods and so it s more difficult to plant Danny Lipford
choosing new floors We ve lived in our house for just over years It was new when we bought it, but too far along in the building process for us to make changes So this option is out graybrown This one is the darkest of the samples and we know how much of a pain dark can be for showing every speck of dirt and dust.
Feb , My complaints are that it felt very hard, like walking on concrete, and if it is laid over anything like dirt, sand, etc you will feel it when you walk over it The floor underneath has to be completely smooth and free of all dirt and dust We ended up putting down a laminate floor from lumber liquidators (I believe a
Feb , This is eight hours of proper torture, c ling in a inch high space with sharp rocky dirt beneath and obstacle laden floor joists above Even the slightest It s dark down there, so you also have a bright LED headlamp strapped over top of all the other accessories on your head But the ground driven
Control over soil quality Better soil drainage Easier to work in the garden Raised planting beds can be constructed using wood, block, or brick with heights ranging from a few inches off the ground to several feet Here s how Allen constructed the raised planting bed for his yard Wood Frame Built x frame from x
Oct , When buying a home, the uneasiness of having a water issue will be magnified ten fold if the intention of the owner is to finish the basement as additional living space Having a little bit of water in an oo year old colonial with old stone foundation walls and a dirt floor is far more acceptable than seeing even
To improve the look of a concrete slab porch, and raise the level of the porch floor to keep rainwater from pooling, a layer of solid brick pavers can be added on top of the existing slab Here s how to go about it Jack up the porch Clean the surface of the slab to remove any dirt Lay an outer band of brick pavers (called a
Apr , If the gutters are working and you ve plugged obvious holes, but water still dribbles into your basement or c l space from high on foundation walls, then surface water isn t draining away from the house as it should Your house should sit on a crown of soil that slopes at least inches over the first feet
Mar , Overall, the present invention discloses a new and novel drain cover that is suited for floor drains and drains at the base of basement walk out stairwells The device is placed over an existing drain grate to block debris from entering therein, wherein its structure includes a first and second elongated member
A cubic yard is the volume of material which fits in a space one yard wide by one yard deep by one yard high Cubic yards are used to measure materials ranging from concrete to mulch for your garden Common materials that are measured in cubic yards include Concrete Gravel Sand Rock Fill dirt Topsoil Mulch
Mar , Instead, the goal is to eliminate peaks and valleys (called evening or flattening, or commonly leveling, although the latter term isn t right) This is achieved by spreading a thin layer of mortar over the floor to fill in the valleys In the pictures below you ll see this project is taking place in a basement.
As for what kind of mulch to use, there are several options Wheat, Barley, or Oat Peat Moss Well loosened peat moss can also be used as mulch over grass seed Sawdust If you use When you look down at your mulched and seeded lawn, you should see about mulch and seed covered soil If you apply it