Charlie: “Truitt in Klein wants to know … He says he called a few months ago. You remember the guy who was insulating that house in Sargeant. He says he forgot to ask you about insulating underneath the house. He says, what would you recommend for putting under the floors of the house that he’s building out there? (more…)
Charlie: “… Holly in Uptown. She says, “Our house has an exterior medium colored brick. I think you probably know where this is going. There are stains on the brick from the secondary drain pan condensate running over it.” And it’s happened, she says, for a long time.
Two workmen, two of them, have tried to remove the stain with power washing but that hasn’t worked at all. She now believes they have tried a detergent. She doesn’t believe they’ve used a detergent or anything. Tom, what’s your recommendation for getting that stain off the brick? Or is it even possible? (more…)
Charlie: “Phillip from Sunnyside writes to us. He says, “When insulating a new exterior wall, do I cut a slit on the paper in the insulation roll for the vapor barrier to allow it to breathe?” (more…)