Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hi: Another questionI have a small bathroom I want to install a ventilating fan. I was recently advised not to install it and vent it out through the roof. I was also told not to install it and vent it into the attic because the moisture caused by the fan can make the attic insulation moldy.Questions: Do they have non venting bathroom fans like some range hoods? What about installing a small ceiling fan so it would vent the humidity out of the bathroom into the rest of the house?I would definitely like to hear your suggestions also. Thanks again!

Bathfans are very important to keep the wall paper on your walls and the paint from turning black. Die fehlende hochschulreife wird auch vom dafür vollkommen ungeeigneten lehrplan verursacht, ein zusätzliches jahr vor Ich las es hier der qualifikationsphase macht das nicht besser. If you do install a fan, it must vent to the outside. Do not vent into the attic, big NO, and against code. It’s either use a vent or have an open door policy in your household for the bathroom, but thats really hard to enforce. Thanks for the question,  Vent free fans are not available to my knowlege. It must got through your roof or out to your soffits. Andy Love QCGeneral.

Hi: These paragraphs are background Information:My house and detatched 2 car garage (20 X 22) are 40 and 38 years old. I have lived in the house for 15 years. Both structures face west. The driveway is between the 2 structures, with the garage sitting northeast of the house. The block I live on is a small hill with the highest elevation at the northern border & the lowest elevation at the southern border. I am about in the middle of the block. About 2 years ago, I started having water problems in my basement far worse than ever before. I surmised that underground water had to be running downhill under the garage floor, under the driveway, and up against the house. At this time , a reputable company draintiled the yard about 3 feet north of the garage. The draintiling system runs from the front of the house to the rear of the garage & redirects the water to a low spot in my yard far away from both structures. In addition, the basement was draintiled by one of the companies you recommend.When I bought the house 15 years ago, the driveway had cracks in it & was uneven in spots. The cracks and eneven spots in the garage are much worse than the driveway. I am sure that the garage floor, which is just a slab, is above the frost level. In the spring and fall, the garage floor can be wet due to condesation in the garage. (The yard drain tiling helped reduce the condesation on the floor, but did not completely solve it. ). I will have a local contractor install two roof vents which will ventilate the garage. Currently, the garage has no ventilation.I was told by the company that did the basement draintiling that the driveway could be mudjacked, but not the garage floor as it was too uneven and cracked.Next week, I will have a reputable company replace the worn out garage door. The old garage door could never make an airtight seal against the garage floor because of the floor\’s condition. The biggest gap is maybe one inch right now, however the current door is definitely out of alignment, so the gap may end up being less. At Menards, you can buy garage door thresholds. I mentioned this idea to the garage door installer . He said that as long as the floor was uneven, nothing would create an airtight seal where the garage door meets the floor.OK, here are my questions: What do i do about the gap between the garage door and floor: Wait until the garage door is replaced to see how much of a gap still exists at this point? If there is still a gap, do you have any suggestions?What do I do about the condesation in the garage: Wait until the roof vents are installed to see if they eliminated the problem? If they don\’t , what suggestions do you have?What do i do about the Garage floor itself ? I hear that Stetson\’s in Rock Island sell a product (SP1, SP2 ?) which is ideal for sealing cracks in concrete. Would this solve a condesation problem or would this trap the moisture in the garage floor?Would replacing the garage floor woul be expensive?. I am told that the garage would have to be lifted off the floor before the old floor could be torn up and replaced.I have heard of the idea of installing a new layer of cement over the existing garage floor. Is this a workable solution or would this just further trap condensation ? if this is a workable solution, do you know anyone who does this?Would the contractor also be able to mudjack the driveway?These are my ideas, do you have any better solutions, or know of someone who has solved this problem before?THABKS VERY MUCH!

I will need to see this one.

I talked about the challenge in advance and showed some of the videos I collected here