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How To Stabilize And Lift A Settled Or Sinking Foundation With Push Piles And Helical Piers

If a structure is built on poor or uncompacted soil, including collapsible soil, it is likely to settle or sink in the future. This video shows how to stabilize and lift a settled or sinking foundation utilizing Push Piers and Helical Piles. Once the piers are installed they are permanently left in place and the foundation is permanently stabilized. For more information on foundation stabilization, underpinning and foundation repair, visit

How to Install a Rain Gutter

Watch the full episode: This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Shopping List for Installing a Rain Gutter: - Aluminum gutter - Aluminum downspout - Aluminum elbows, end caps, mounting straps, and downspout outlet - Gutter hanging brackets, for securing the gutter to the house - Sheet metal screws, used to fasten together the gutter and downspout parts - Gutter sealant, for creating waterproof connections between gutter parts - Two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers, used to create a solid base for the rain barrel - Rain barrel and diverter, used to collect rainwater Tools List for Installing a Rain Gutter: - Chalk line - Tape measure - Drill/driver - Level - Caulk gun - Crimping tool - Hacksaw and tin snips - Hammer and cold chisel (or hole saw), used to cut a hole in the gutter - Ladder Steps for Installing a Rain Gutter: 1. Snap a chalk line across the fascia, creating the proper pitch toward the downspout end. 2. Measure the fascia to determine the length of the gutter. 3. Apply gutter sealant to an end cap, then press the cap onto one end of the gutter. 4. Secure the end cap to the gutter with a crimping tool. 5. Use a hacksaw and tin snips to cut the gutter to length. 6. Use a hammer and a cold chisel (or a hole saw) to cut a round hole in the gutter for a downspout outlet. 7. Apply gutter sealant to the flange of the downspout outlet, then screw the outlet to the hole in the gutter. 8. Temporarily screw the gutter to the fascia, positioning it about 2 inches below the chalk line. 9. Install hanging brackets onto the gutter, positioning one in front of each rafter. 10. Raise the gutter to the chalk line and fasten each hanging bracket by screwing through the fascia and into the rafter tail. 11. Set two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers on the ground directly below the downspout outlet. 12. Set a rain barrel on top of the concrete pavers. 13. Use a hacksaw to cut and assemble the downspout and elbows. 14. Screw the upper end of the downspout to the downspout outlet protruding from the gutter. 15. Fasten the downspout to the house with mounting straps. 16. Install a diverter in the downspout, positioning it even with the top of the rain barrel. 17. Attach a short length of downspout to the underside of the diverter. 18. Connect the diverter's flexible hose to the port on the side of the rain barrel. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

How to Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling - This Old House

This Old House"] general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged ceiling. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Full episode: How to Mark for Electrical Boxes When Hanging Drywall: How to Repair Squeaky Wood Floors: How to Install a Sliding Glass Door: Shopping List for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling: - 5/8-inch plywood - 2x4 - construction adhesive - wood shims - 2-inch-wide painter's tape - fiberglass mesh tape - joint compound - 1 1/4-inch drywall screws Tools for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling: - drill/driver, fitted with 3/16-inch-diameter drill bit and 1-inch diameter spade bit - drywall tip, for driving drywall screws to precisely the right depth - hammer - caulk gun - utility knife - flat trowel and plaster hawk Follow This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

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To start with, you ought to always examine your gutters. If they are obstructed, water will not stream off of your roof. This can result in water damage, leakages, and structural damage. You ought to check your gutters regularly, specifically after a storm.

You should also examine your roofing and gutters in the wintertime. Snow and ice can clog your gutters. Icicles can also be hazardous. If the ice ends up being too heavy, your gutters can break. In addition, if your roof is not insulated and correctly protected, the melted snow can leakage into your home.

It is essential that you fix your roofing right away when you have a problem. This will avoid additional roofing issues. For this reason, you should find a trustworthy roofing specialist that ensures quality outcomes. If you are not trained to fix or change roofings, you should employ a professional for the task. An expert contractor will look after the problem for you and guarantee that you are not entrusted any remorses after the job is finished.

Prior to you hire someone, you ought to meet a number of professionals. Let the specialists have a look at your roofing and provide you a quote on the job. The professionals will tell you what they can do for you. They will discuss the procedure to you, so you will not come across doubts or issues when they begin the job. Don't hesitate to ask concerns if something is unclear to you. Expert roofing system repair business can provide you dozens of selections that you can pick from and they have the materials had to get the task done.

You can find roofing system repair business in the Telephone directory, in online directory sites, and by searching the web. Numerous websites were created to assist house owners discover contractors, so you can inspect their listings and begin connecting with the specialists online. Roofing system repair work professionals can inform you precisely what's incorrect with your roof. They can look after regular upkeep for you or set up a brand new roofing system.

If your roofing system is dripping, you must never ever ignore the issue. You require to call a roofing system repair specialist. One little leak can lead to black mold and your insurance supplier will not cover the expense to fix it. Black mold is expensive to get rid of and it can trigger health issue. It is your duty to avoid moisture from developing up. If you follow these pointers, your roofing system will function well for a long time.

Ways to Access the Roofing Or Gutters

Often you find yourself in a scenario to access the roofing top for numerous reasons. You ought to understand the safe methods to access the roofing system without taking much threat. Typically for decorating outdoors or to gain access to roofing system or gutters you, need extension ladder or a platform tower. Both have their own positive and unfavorable points.

Extension ladders are not pricey and are simple to keep in little space. Moreover, extension ladders are simple to move and can be taken from one place to another quickly. Extension ladders are not safe on the other hand. You can even hire the extension ladder from local shops.

Platform towers are more secure than extension ladders and can be used for numerous jobs with better security. It has a working platform of about 1.2 m square. Like ladders, these towers can likewise be utilized both for indoor and outdoor jobs. These towers have wheels too which assist them to move quickly on flat surfaces.

Platform towers are designed in such a way that you can dismantle them quickly after usage. These towers unlike ladders require more storage area and if you have any metal tower like aluminum or galvanized steel, you have to paint them frequently to make them devoid of rust. Extension ladders on the other hand are made from wood or aluminum and normally do not need much maintenance.

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