Starting The Drywall Hole Repair

Reusable Wood Frame Piece

Yesterday we saw how Fitz, of Clarke Basement Systems, patched the opening he made in our basement's poured concrete floor. This opening was a necessary part of the overall FlexiSpan foundation crack repair approach to fix the crack our basement's foundation wall which caused water leak into our basement bedroom. With the crack in the foundation wall repaired and the opening in the floor completed, today we start to look at the techniques he used to repair the hole in the drywall. If you … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 2

New Bathroom Towel Rack Anchor Position

Yesterday, in Part 1 we had removed the double towel rack from it's initial faulty location, located one wall stud to be used to secure the towel rack in it's new location had drilled the anchoring holes. Remember that we used a level to ensure that the pair of holes on either side would be, well, level. So, next I found a pair of screws larger than those which came with the double towel rack's packaging and screwed them past the drywall and into the wall stud to secure the anchoring … [Read more...]

Basement Drywall Ceiling Vent Cover – Part 1 – The Issue

Vent Opening

I've mentioned in prior articles my strong dislike for using drywall as a basement ceiling cover in an home improvement activity. Imagine all of the work I would have had to undertaken to repair all of what would have been damaged drywall from both our en suite shower leak and our potty room toilet leak. The room containing the electrical panel, like most of the basement, was already finished when we purchased our home. However, like the finished 2-piece bathroom in the basement, the … [Read more...]

Drop vs Drywall Ceiling – Part 3

Drywall Ceiling

In Parts 1 and 2 of Drop vs Drywall Ceiling, I presented several reasons why I am a big fan of drop ceiling. The major reason related to the ability to get at the plumbing and electrical and air ducts that resides attached to the basement ceiling. If you need to follow someone else's wiring or plumbing lines, all you need to do is to remove the ceiling tiles in a drop ceiling and there you go, however; when it comes to electricity, the best would be to hire an Orlando electrician, it is … [Read more...]

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