Found 64 results for the keyword ‘Damage’

  • Air Spaces in Walls -- Myth and Science -- Overview

      Walls often have air spaces hidden somewhere between the siding on the outside and the drywall on the inside.  Some are accidental -- some on purpose, even code required -- some served a purpose at one time in history but because of the evolution of construction, are no longer useful -- some a...
  • How do you store drywall?

    John in Aurora, Ontario has to delay work on his basement renovation and wants to know how he can store 10 sheets of drywall without having it warp.Good question, because especially if there is much moisture in that basement stacked drywall can take on some permanent curves. If you simply sit it...
  • Use auto body putty for holes in drywall????

    Dave seems to do as much work on his car as his house. He suggested for a real solid patch in drywall, use auto body putty, that epoxy mix that you use to fill a hole in a car body.Dave, I can't go along with this one. This stuff is expensive, hard to apply because it is so plastic like and tak...
  • Carpenter Ants & Identifying ants in general

    Carpenter Ants are probably one of the most home damaging insects in Canada and one of the most difficult to control. They don't eat the lumber in the walls of your house; they just dig tunnels through it to make a comfortable living space, but that tunnelling can destroy the structural integrity...