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By Henri de Marne

ISBN-10: 094267930X

ISBN-13: 9780942679304

ISBN-10: 0942679393

ISBN-13: 9780942679397

"For over 32 years, owners through the US and Canada have trusted Henri de Marne to reply to their questions in his syndicated newspaper column, 'First relief for the sick House'. With this publication, you will discover the solutions everytime you want them. De Marne has up to date the entire solutions for this ebook, to mirror the newest in examine, fabrics, equipment, issues, and tastes. the result's a complete manual Read more...

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Stopping seepage into basement Q. I get seepage in my basement when it rains for several days. It forms a large puddle on the floor. I bought the house knowing this defect two years ago. I have tried several times patching up the two pin-size holes in the foundation but the water always manages to get in and I have to use old towels to dry it up. I have used Quickrete Water-Stop Cement and waterproofing paint but the water stills gets in. Is there any material to stop the leaks? A waterproofing contractor came to my house for an estimate and he suggested installing a sump pump for $3,000 but part of the stairway would have to be removed to accommodate the pump.

Repairing foundation problems that were hidden by house seller Q. I purchased a house about 8 years ago. After I moved in, I discovered the basement retained water, this was a question I asked the seller before I purchased the house, who said it did not get water. I had an inspection done before purchasing, but the seller did a good job of hiding the fact. In any case, I finally saved enough money to have French drains put in. The contractor advised me to take the drywall off the wall in the basement, in case there was any mold (putting up this wall was one of the ways the seller hid a defect in the foundation).

Some of the questions are extremely serious and come up again and again — covering important issues such as the damage caused by improper grading around a foundation, inadequate vapor barriers, incorrect venting, or termites and other pests. Some readers have asked for general advice, such as the best choices for heating and cooling or the longest-lasting siding materials. Others have specific questions, such as how to remove mirror tiles that are glued to a wall or how to get rid of moss or mold on the north side of a roof.

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