"Mark, Thanks for the pics. Great job. Love your understand of foundation water proofing and drainage. Site prep was very appropriate. People often try to save money on excavation only to cost more money to build on an surface that makes…"
"Shanny, Sorry if my comments were interpreted as harsh. One thing this forum is good for giving interpretations and viewpoints which sometimes are conflicting and often biased to ones experience or education. It offers information which people with…"
"Ventless fireplace are not new. They are safe and efficient. They can produce water vapor, but fireplaces, wood stoves remove excessive moisture from the air. Yes, I do have experience personally and professionally. I do have opinions as well…"
"Chris has the right idea especially when your phase 2 time frame is a future consideration. One additional thought would also be the installation of a stand alone propane gas log such as Pro Com. This would be beneficial with colder winter nights.…"
"Not sure of what state you are and what temperature parameters you face. The temperature difference between the below grade surfaces and the air is creating condensation. Although I cannot speak to additives for wood installed already, the lumber is…"
"While I am not an expert on the subject, there are a few reason for consideration. 1. ALOT are sales gimmicks. Have you ever been thru a older neighborhood that all the homes have lightning rods. This was a hugh sales push during the…"
"I agree with Donald. I also use Nationwide and I have combined my general liability with my primary H/O policy with my secondary home. I have found that when you tend to "bundle" your insurance with one company along with life, auto, &…"
"Larry I am a NC General Contractor. Most states allow a home owner who is going to live in the home for at least 2-3 yrs to act as a GC. Taking your state exam with no background could be quite difficult. While I feel this is a great option I do…"
"I have completed a log home package in 2009. Here are a few things to think about. I also happen to be a GC in stick building type. I was hesitant with never building a log home prior and purchased the kit but would probably not buy a kit again for…"