Shifting / Discussions

Can houses built on screw piles move?

My 560 sq.ft. Knotty Pine Cabin sits on screw piles and rocks in high wind and a little during the stat of the spin cycle on the washing machine. Should I be c...

Posted by Pamela Douglas June 23, 2020, 1:18 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...shifting and possibly heaving in sections. To make matters more difficult the contractors dropped the cabin when lifting it. My question is could the plywood sh...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...shifting or settling. All concrete will crack, that's just a fact of life, but I would more be looking for structural reasons rather than aesthetic, so checking...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...shifting of the house and frame structure (not uncommon, certainly with older houses) it is very easy for the foam to become un-adhered and allow air to leak th...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...shifting or cracking, and to make sure that the soil conditions are appropriate for a slab Make sure to install a sufficient amount of insulation to avoid hea...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...shifting of the bricks, blocks or mortar. My porch is adjacent to my garage, and is also covered on two sides by a "3 season glass enclosure + glass door". Co...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...shifting. A high-quality tape (and I stress a HIGH quality – Airstop, Siga, Delta Multiband are a few names) will allow for a certain amount of movement and and...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses