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Try Air Vent, Inc. Air Vent: Specialty...

Try Air Vent, Inc.
Air Vent: Specialty FilterVent (http://www.airvent.com/professional/products/ridgeVents-specialtyFilter.shtml)

Although if you are in the middle of the project I suspect it is...
04-23-13, 12:50 PM
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I agree that your potential level of exposure is...

I agree that your potential level of exposure is very minimal and I would not lose any sleep over this issue. Especially since you have encapsulated the product.

That being said it should be...
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a couple of questions for you: 1) I assume...

a couple of questions for you:
1) I assume frost is not an issue in your area?
2) What type of soil do you have? (what is the typical bearing capacity)
3) What type/style of fence will be placed...
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I would agree that the brick type (as well as...

I would agree that the brick type (as well as several other factors) do have an affect on the durability of a masonry wall. However I still contend that raked joints (sorry about my earlier error on...
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I agree with Bridgeman45, an estimate would be a...

I agree with Bridgeman45, an estimate would be a good idea.

I think a lot of your problems are with the corbeled brick at the cap. the top brick should not be a brick at all but rather cut stone...
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The level of worry you should have would depend...

The level of worry you should have would depend on your perspective.

Could cracks like this lead to leaks in the basement? yes and that could cause problems for you.

Could the slight...
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Of course it can be done but just how depends on...

Of course it can be done but just how depends on several conditions.
is this a brick veneer wall over wood or steel studs? (conditions at full masonry would be potentially different)
is there a...
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couldn't open pictures yesterday (computer issues...

couldn't open pictures yesterday (computer issues at my end). Opened up fine today and sure enough you do have rowlock brick sills. I am not sure that what we are seeing on the mortar joints is moss...
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try this link for a decent representation of how...

try this link for a decent representation of how brick veneer construction should be done over window lintels.
http://www.boralna.com/bricks/pdf/install-best-practices.pdf
flashing is on page 11...
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Your first post stated "lintels have been caulked...

Your first post stated "lintels have been caulked where the brick meets the lintel"
This is your first problem and should be your first fix.

Water will get into a brick wall and it needs to be...
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When a brick is layed it should be "buttered" on...

When a brick is layed it should be "buttered" on the front and back edge of the vertical leg of the brick. It does not appear that this is being done and that does not look right to me. However it is...
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I think you may need to consider potential below...

I think you may need to consider potential below grade issues as well. typically the foundation of the addition should have a footing that lines up with the level of the existing foundation and then...
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If you call it something else but use it as a...

If you call it something else but use it as a bedroom then you would be lying which is not always a good idea, if the building department sees thru your ruse.
One option is if the den space was...
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I would doubt that a 4x6 of any species would...

I would doubt that a 4x6 of any species would span 20'-0" without sagging under it's own weight. Of course you would need to determine what you consider an acceptable degree of sagging. Every beam...
02-24-13, 06:00 PM
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If the house is insulated fairly well I would...

If the house is insulated fairly well I would recapture the extra space myself. The high ceilings in older buildings were often utilized to allow the warm summer air collect higher and keep the...
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I assume you are looking to improve the home to...

I assume you are looking to improve the home to live in and not to increase curb appeal so you can flip it. If that is true than I would think about what areas you will get the most use / enjoyment...
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waterproofing is the last line of defense for a...

waterproofing is the last line of defense for a basement wall. If at all possible make sure the backfill will allow easy drainage to daylight which should not be to hard since you are building on a...
02-19-13, 09:27 AM
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1) you can definitely encapsulate the old tile...

1) you can definitely encapsulate the old tile and mastic with a leveling compound. I would refer to Ardex or a similar manufacturer to select the correct product. It is always better to eliminate...
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Not sure what the fix is unless you can get the...

Not sure what the fix is unless you can get the installer to replace the damaged sections. The tooled joints don't appear to be deep enough to keep the cracking localized to the joints. The joints...
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I could not tell from the video (camera was...

I could not tell from the video (camera was always moving and I didn'tbother to freeze it). However it almost looked like at a couple of points that this may be a parge coat covering and not the...
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If you are considering something similar to this...

If you are considering something similar to this i would recommend concrete block but if you are more comfortable with wood then the only thing I would suggest is make sure you leave some control...
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Our pediatrician used to tell us: "If you wake up...

Our pediatrician used to tell us: "If you wake up in the middle of the night and worry that your baby might be cold. Pull up your covers and go back to sleep. If your baby gets cold they will let you...
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I would echo what Zorfdt said and encourage you...

I would echo what Zorfdt said and encourage you to get hold down clips on your rafters (if they don't already exist) before I worry about the sheathing. The last thing you want is your sheathind...
02-07-13, 09:33 AM
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I believe Sam is spot on with the plastizcer...

I believe Sam is spot on with the plastizcer migration. I would ask however do your actually have linoleum (linseed oil mixed with cork dust and/or wood flour) or do your have sheet vinyl flooring....
02-04-13, 08:52 PM
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I agree with "a tile guy". the skim coat is your...

I agree with "a tile guy". the skim coat is your best bet to encapsulate the old mastic. If it is over an old wood floor an abatement contractor would have a hard time getting it up anyway. If you...
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