Water levels have been in use for thousands of years, are easy and inexpensive to make, and more accurate than carpenter’s levels. Read on to find out how to make an inexpensive water level that’s perfect for leveling a shed or deck foundation.
Weep holes in brick walls shouldn’t be filled with solid material, since they allow moisture to drain and air to circulate, but you can insert strips of screen wire or scouring pad into the cracks to keep insects out. Watch this video to find out more.
A metal mesh foundation door was installed on the Kuppersmith Project house to provide access to the crawlspace under the house. The foundation door also allowed access to bins for the recycling chutes, which we installed behind a door in the kitchen cabinets. Watch this video to find out more.
Before painting the cast iron foundation vent grates on the Kuppersmith Project house, a wire brush was used to remove any rust. Next, the vents were sprayed with a metal primer followed by a metal paint to match the trim on the house. Watch this video to find out more.
To match the existing foundation on the Kuppersmith Project house, skim coats of cement were applied to the concrete block foundation walls on the new additions. Several coats were used, to keep the joints in the concrete blocks from showing through. Watch this video to find out more.
When renovating an older home, foundation settling problems are common, and the 1926 Kuppersmith Project house was no exception. After finding the low spots, we had to repair any rotten sills and jack the house up to level the floor. Watch this video to find out more.