My Floor Is Soft!!!

So, now what?  Have you been aware of this situation at your own home?  It’s not uncommon, particularly in bathrooms.  It occurs usually from moisture where it’s not supposed to be: around the base of the toilet bowl, and along the front edge or corners of a tub or shower.  There can be other places also, like below window’s sills, … Read More

The Dark Space Below Me, or The Forgotten Crawl Space (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from: Part 1) I thought you’d like to hear more from the “dark space below me.”  I got a call a few years ago about a property that had a “moisture vapor” problem in the crawl space.  That’s what an inspection report listed it as.  So, I went to look; sure enough plenty of water (probably two to four … Read More

Any questions on remodeling (that you’d like to have answered)?

Hi there.  My name is Bob. I’m a remodeling contractor – licensed since 1984.  I’m just starting to blog, although I’ve been doing remodel work most of my life.  (I won’t tell you how many years that is now.) I have been wondering what things would be useful to post . . . so, I thought I’d start by asking … Read More

The Dark Space Below Me, or The Forgotten Crawl Space (Part 1 of 2)

I’d like to just forget about all crawl spaces . . . but, I can’t.  You see that is where some of my best work occurs.  It’s also where some of the worst problems in your home can come from: moisture (in various forms), pests (big and small, and very small, ones), leaking water and sewer pipes, electrical wires hanging … Read More