Continuing With The Dryall Damage Repair

Second Layer of Drywall Compound

Last time I described, and showed with a lot of pictures, how I started to repair the large drywall crack on the wall supporting one of the French Doors between the living and dining rooms. If you missed the prior article you can simply use the above link. To remind you of where we left off, we had applied drywall compound onto the crack and surrounding wall surface followed by placing moistened non-adhesive drywall tape onto the wet drywall compound, smoothing the tape so no air pockets … [Read more...]

Drywall Repair By French Doors

Dryall Crack Caused By French Door

Previously, we described the set of circumstances which resulted in a very large crack in the drywall by our newly installed set of French Doors. So, to bring you back to our starting point, below you will see the crack in the drywall starting at the left of the vertical door frame and going about 13 inches to the left, then making a 90 degree turn upwards for another 13 inches or so. Ugly. While the contractor who indicated there was nothing that could be done I decided to proceed with … [Read more...]

How To Repair Drywall – French Doors

Glass French Doors To Dining Room

Over the past couple of weeks we have written about our experiences repairing drywall in two very different situations: How To Repair Drywall Holes From Relocating Towel Rack How To Repair Crack Between Sheets of Drywall Today, we have a third different type of drywall damage in need of repair in which I thought you might be interested in how we did it. Take a look at the picture below. What do you see? Sure you see a pair of French Doors with glass inserts leading to a dining … [Read more...]

Installing The CactusBoard

CactusBoard

Yesterday we saw the usage of the clean space water proof membrane against the FlexiSpan urethane sealant overlay to protect it from the insulating bat which would be placed between it and the drywall patch along the finished basement wall. Today we look at the use of another material component of this foundation wall crack to prevent further water seepage leaks from the outside. Specifically, this material is called a CactusBoard. The purpose of the CactusBoard is to keep air in … [Read more...]

Using Clean Space Membrane To Protect The Overlay Sealant

Urethane Overlay Sealant Applied

In the most recent article in this series on our basement water leak repair series, we saw how Fitz from Clarke Basement Systems applied the urethane sealant overlay onto the FlexiSpan Foam Drain Strip to provide insurance in case any water did over the long term seep through the initial urethane sealant applied into the crack in the foundation wall itself. If this part of our basement was unfinished, that would be it as far as sealing the foundation wall crack (still a bit more work though … [Read more...]

Inadequate Drainage

Using Jack Hammer

Yesterday we showed the process by which the crack through which water had leaked into our basement had been located on the inside of our basement bedroom. Today we review the initial part of the solution. And, it was not applying the fix to the foundation wall crack. The first step which Fitz, from Clarke Basement Systems, proceed to do was to drill a small opening in the poured concrete floor directly beneath the crack in the foundation wall. In the above picture you can see … [Read more...]

Sealing Air Leaks Outside The House – 3

Satellite Cable Air Leak

Yesterday we found and repaired air leaks around both the plastic encasement for the electrical cabling entering our home as well as what we think was either telephone or TV cabling. Today, two more air leaks are discovered. First, when we moved into this house two years ago we had a satellite dish installed for our television. Well, look at this. Less than two years since that time and we can see the caulking used for the satellite dish is not properly sealing the cabling. It has … [Read more...]

No Cost Home Cooling Tips – 2

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy & Water Conservation, 2nd Edition Yesterday we reviewed the first 12 of our 20+ home cooling energy conservation tips which will cost you absolutely nothing to do. Today we review the remaining 12 of the 20+ no cost ideas to keeping a home cooler in the summer. Number 173, Raise Temperature in Summer While at Work, is … [Read more...]

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