Exterior Home Improvement

Decks, foundations, fences, roofs... well you get the picture. If you're making structural changes to the exterior of your home then this is the place to discuss your plans and ask your questions.

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How to build stairs

01-14-2010 11:27 PM by DaddyT

Alright, Im going to throw myself on your mercy’s. I got a friend wants...

10 03-19-2018 01:57 AM
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What to do with replaced windows?

05-05-2010 09:07 PM by John Steffen

I bought a full set of 22 replacement windows for my 1917 American Foursquare...

15 03-19-2018 01:57 AM
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Patio surface & mortar joints

09-17-2010 05:51 PM by ChefHDAN

I have a 9 year old concrete patio with a brick edge border that needs some m...

9 03-19-2018 01:56 AM
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Retaining wall Drainage

05-21-2010 09:08 PM by siouxdawgs0409

Hello all.I just installed a 3ft high on one end 1 ft high on the other end r...

20 03-19-2018 01:56 AM
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Central air ac tune up

06-26-2010 03:12 PM by siouxdawgs0409

Could anyone describe a good process for cleaning and tuning up my ac unit? ...

10 03-19-2018 01:55 AM
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Hidden Soffit Vent

07-25-2013 01:19 PM by SBOhio

I am restoring my familiess 120 yr old Queen Anne. In the process of replacin...

41 02-21-2018 12:19 PM
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Roofing shingles all overlap but what type do I choose?

11-13-2015 09:47 PM by KateTine

I am getting ready to put a new roof on my home. There are so many types of s...

10 02-20-2018 05:20 AM
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Sub deck water proofing?

06-04-2010 04:29 PM by iamchrismoran

We have a deck over a garage (all after thoughts on a raised ranch). It appea...

9 02-02-2018 03:45 PM
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Paver steps

05-18-2010 05:42 AM by mission76

Hey all, my bid was accepted on a home. The first thing I’m going to h...

9 02-02-2018 03:45 PM
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Lap siding installation question

08-08-2010 07:35 AM by BobD

I am installing lap siding on my home. See related threads posted earlier. ...

9 02-02-2018 03:45 PM
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lap siding

08-01-2010 07:29 AM by BobD

I want to install some lap siding on my So Cal home which is a common stucco ...

5 02-02-2018 03:45 PM
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How do you determine level grade?

10-08-2010 03:47 PM by BobD

I’m pouring a concrete walkway/porch/landing area to replace an old sid...

8 02-02-2018 03:40 PM
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T post fence with wood frames?

04-04-2010 01:01 PM by mmlaing

Hello All, I would like to build a dog run and I would like to use t posts...

5 02-02-2018 03:40 PM
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Sprinkler flex pvc fittings same as standard?

05-23-2011 08:09 PM by juicegoose

This weekend Whilst digging a hole I nicked a black feed line that comes from...

7 02-02-2018 03:39 PM
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Fencing ideas needed

02-04-2011 03:38 AM by willy3486

New here to refurbers but not new to reburbishing. I need ideas and places t...

8 02-02-2018 03:39 PM
View Estley's profile

yard gate..

06-05-2009 05:12 PM by Estley

I have to put new gates on both sides of my yard, the existing ones basically...

8 02-02-2018 03:39 PM
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Ipe Porch

11-30-2011 10:43 PM by Leisel

I have an Ipe porch that is in desperate need of sealing/refinishing … ...

4 02-02-2018 03:39 PM
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12-02-2011 05:38 AM by Betsy

I’m visiting from over yonder at Lumberjocks. I’m getting ready t...

6 02-02-2018 03:39 PM
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Any suggestions?

09-26-2011 03:44 AM by BillyJ

Now that the leaves are falling and snow is probably around the corner here i...

9 02-02-2018 03:39 PM
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Lawnmower/Brush Hog question

09-28-2011 02:59 PM by Bertha

I’ve got a less than 1 year old 20’ish inch John Deere rear-wheel...

7 02-02-2018 03:38 PM

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