Practical solutions for homeowners The single most common problem facing homeowners is a wet basement and the problems associated with it weakened and cracked foundation, mold and mildew, loss of storage space, water damage, and odor Professional fixes are expensive and often involve digging trenches and excavating This book explains several ways of diagnosing and fixing a wet basement and other home water problems leaking roofs, leaky plumbing, and high humidity The illustrated step by step repair and maintenance instructions will save homeowners a great deal of time and money It covers Wet basements Correcting the grade Waterproofing a basement Roof leaks Vapor retarders air barriers Home humidity problems Windows and doors Plumbing and moisture Water conservation Floods A variety of practical solutions are offered for home water problems from quick and easy fixes to renovating and landscaping for water diversion and absorption The book also includes valuable advice for prospective homeowners who want to spot potential water problems before buying a house....
|Title||:||Home Water and Moisture Problems: Prevention and Solutions|
|Publisher||:||Firefly Books September 6, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||590 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Home Water and Moisture Problems: Prevention and Solutions Reviews
Water can damage a home. Did you know this? If you like this book, I also recommend, "Eating Lots and Lots of Doritos Will Make You Fat." Or "Giving Your Baby Paints Chips Will Make Him Stupid." Or "Jumping From Really Tall Buildings Causes Death." Still not satisfied? I recommend, "You Can Make It Happen: A Nine Step Plan for Success," by Stedman Graham. Step 1: Marry Oprah.
I was very disappointed with this book. I was expecting to see more do-it-yourself information.
Very helpful with much information we really needed. Sensible, practical solutions that can be done by the homeowner in most cases.
I specifically ordered this book because of drainage from a sloped lot which ends around my crawl-space foundation. When I went to the section on drainage swales which is what's required to reroute the water around the house, it showed me a picture of what one looked like and told me to "consult a landscape architect"; well if I wanted to pay a professional I didn't need to waste money on a do-it-yourself book! It reminded me of medical books that are full of "consult your doctor"...thanks for the info. As for the solutions to other problems in the book, I haven't reviewed them in depth, but they look pretty basic. I suppose it could be useful for somone who want's a basic overview on "what can be done" instead of "how to do it", for example if they wanted to hire a contractor, so I'll give it one star more than the minimum for that.
This book gives a lot of good information on WHY your house is having moisture problems. Whether it's the stream running through your basement, the paint peeling off the walls, or the puddle in the ceiling, he gives you the theory you need to understand how it got there and track down the real problem.