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Deck - beams over posts

Hello,
I have a question about placing beams on posts.

My deck is going to have beams spanned from a house ledger over posts and then its going to have joists over the beams.

There are 2 rows...
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Posted By Goashem

Screws vs Nails

I am trying to figure out what is the correct way of using screws and nails in the construction of my deck.

My deck is going to be constructed in this matter:

1) Beam on top of post, beam...
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Posted By Goashem

This is my concern: "If you dig a vertical...

This is my concern:
"If you dig a vertical shafts in the soil for a deck that's not as wide at the bottom as it is at the top, it will have am appearance of an ice cream cone. Frost can easily push...
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Posted By Goashem

I am not exactly sure how the old posts were done...

I am not exactly sure how the old posts were done but they definitely used so no tubed at least part of the way as all I can see is the cylindrical shape of the post sticking out.

just really...
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Posted By Goashem

Thank you for your reply. I am extending a...

Thank you for your reply.
I am extending a deck.
Deck height is about 2.5 feet off the ground.
I have 6 posts in place from the old deck, i am extending the deck by about 5 feet and pouring 6...
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Posted By Goashem

I messed up the footing pour, how to fix?

I live in a 48" deep frost line. I dug a hole that was ice cream cone shaped and was intending to use a sonotube for the footing. My coworker convinced me that it will be better to just fill the...
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Posted By Goashem

is there anyway to stop/slow down the flaking?...

is there anyway to stop/slow down the flaking? Unfortunately the sealer that was used appears to be the non penetrating type. So I don't think it will stop the flaking. I will have to wait a few...
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Posted By Goashem

Flagstone Chipping/Flaking

Hello,
We installed a flagstone walkway last year and soon after i noticed little flakes and chipping off top layer. I just thought this is typical of a newly installed flagstone that has just been...
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Posted By Goashem

Deck Beam Overhang

Hello,

I just took apart my old deck but kept the ledger and the posts for what i am hoping will be a bigger deck.

the original deck had beams going west-east from the ledger to the post. The...
01-05-18, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Goashem

Knot cracks in joists and beam

I ripped up the drywall in our basement (supposedly built 20 years ago or so, but definitely built over 5 years ago) this summer. I remember inspecting the kiln wood joists and they all looked in...
01-05-18, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Goashem

yes, it was a problem outside that was causing...

yes, it was a problem outside that was causing the issue but it was resolved. There is a door to the outside right above this that had a sill that was leaking. but we solved that issue. Thanks again!
12-30-17, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Goashem

Thanks again guys, much appreciate your help!

Thanks again guys, much appreciate your help!
12-30-17, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Goashem

Thank you very much for your reply. Is there...

Thank you very much for your reply.

Is there any fungus i should be worried about and try and spray it with fungicide to avoid any spread?
12-30-17, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Goashem

How to repair subfloor rot

Hello,

My hardwood floor have sustained some water damage this year, now that its all dried up it looks like the subfloor is rotting - please refer to the picture. The rot hasnt spread very far as...
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Posted By Goashem

I think i'll have to put in a backup pump when i...

I think i'll have to put in a backup pump when i finish the basement. But given the sump pump i have right now i wont make it a DIY job, which is why i rather go with the patch up of the concrete...
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Posted By Goashem

There is a drain at the bottom of the stairs and...

There is a drain at the bottom of the stairs and the door is an issue when debris block off that drain. However most of our trouble spots are by the side wall. We have a high water table and...
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Posted By Goashem

Basement waterproofing

Hello All,
Much appreciate you reading this and giving me your input.
I recently had my basement waterproofed by a waterproofing company. However, I recently discovered some things with the work...
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Posted By Goashem

Above grade exterior wall. There's nothing on the...

Above grade exterior wall. There's nothing on the outside wall against the house. The stucco outside is in perfect condition.
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Posted By Goashem

So, I went out and got the Concrobium mold...

So,
I went out and got the Concrobium mold cleaning products. I was very impressed by its reviews, celebrity endorsement (mike holmes) and "independent" reviews of bloggers and news agencies.
...
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Posted By Goashem

Yes this is the inside back of the cabinets....

Yes this is the inside back of the cabinets. However, I don't believe they ever had a back to the cabinet. Looks like they are constructed to the wall. The back part certainly doesn't feel or look...
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Posted By Goashem

Mold in back of kitchen cabinets

Hello,
I discovered mold on the back of the kitchen cabinets. It looks like there was a leak along time ago on the plaster and it grew mold. I do not believe the leak is still there.

The top...
11-20-15, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Goashem

Pest Poison and Pets

Hello Everyone,
We had Carpenter ants in the spring and we had our house sprayed for them by a pest professional. There was no tent, but we were told not to enter the house for 6 hours. Following...
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