Home Improvement

Home improvement questions? Ask a handyman for answers

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Home Improvement Questions
I'm buying an old house on a near a lake, and the vinyl
I'm buying an old house on a hill near a lake, and the vinyl plank floor that the former owner put in was placed down with some kind of adhesive that the humid and perhaps sometimes moist floor is not… read more
NCCPrime
NCCPrime
Bachelor's Degree
125 satisfied customers
I have a two family house with an upper and lower apartment
I have a two family house with an upper and lower apartment and I need to sound proof the apartments because I keep losing tenants over it. I have been in the house and witnessed house much sound trav… read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
789 satisfied customers
What's the easiest way to sound proof a theater room in
What's the easiest way to sound proof a theater room in the basement? There is no insulation between the floors and the sound is heard upstairs and the sound from upstairs is heard in the basement.… read more
eddie22Island
eddie22Island
Home Improvement Contractor and Repairs
High School or GED
1,701 satisfied customers
How do we sound proof our 1st floor bedroom ceilings, walls
How do we sound proof our 1st floor bedroom ceilings, walls and outlets from the tv room next door, 1st bathroom next door and 2nd bathroom upstairs?… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
27,515 satisfied customers
Finishing a basement in Iowa and I'm to the point of
Finishing a basement in Iowa and I'm to the point of insulating the outside walls. I'm looking at using the product Roxul insulation since it doesn't absorb moisture and doesn't have the breathing haz… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
27,515 satisfied customers
Can someone advise what dimension lumber would be required
Can someone advise what dimension lumber would be required to carry a ceiling of double sheet rock across a 12-13 ft span using 1/2 rock for each layer?… read more
Dovetail Greene
Dovetail Greene
President
450 satisfied customers
My 12 year old daughter is going to move to the guest bedroom
My 12 year old daughter is going to move to the guest bedroom in the basement. The basement is a walkout and she has a window/closet in the room. The problem is that the ceiling in the basement is bar… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
27,515 satisfied customers
I have a 25 yr old house. The basement was renovated into a
I have a 25 yr old house. The basement was renovated into a suite. To reduce noise between floors we redid the downstairs ceiling installing Safe 'n Sound batts , resilient bars, and 5/8" drywall. Now… read more
Eric M. Bright
Eric M. Bright
We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!
Some Collage
1,734 satisfied customers
What is the best way to insulate a wall for sound proofing
What is the best way to insulate a wall for sound proofing so I can't hear the people in the next apartment. We share the same inside wall. Dave… read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
789 satisfied customers
I am starting plans on converting my basement into a rental
I am starting plans on converting my basement into a rental suite. One of my main concerns is to effectively soundproof the suite. The space is already drywalled, taped and mudded. The ceiling current… read more
Eric M. Bright
Eric M. Bright
We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!
Some Collage
1,734 satisfied customers
What can I do about the noise from walking on old hardwood
What can I do about the noise from walking on old hardwood floors upstairs? The sound of the kids running is driving my basement crazy?… read more
Eric M. Bright
Eric M. Bright
We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!
Some Collage
1,734 satisfied customers
Hi- Im trying to make a large attic of an old house (circa
Hi- I'm trying to make a large attic of an old house (circa 1910- real 2X6) with open rafters into a useful storage area. I first thought it would be a good idea to insulate the roof and then put shee… read more
Patrick
Patrick
Bachelor's Degree
2,793 satisfied customers
Portland Oregon fire code question. I am framing a laundry
Portland Oregon fire code question. I am framing a laundry room in a garage area and will cover wall framing with 5/8" fire code sheet-rock. I would like to cover the ceiling joists on top with 1/2" C… read more
Jerry
Jerry
Plumber
High School or GED
1,904 satisfied customers
I live in a 100-year-old, balloon-frame, two-story farmhouse.
I live in a 100-year-old, balloon-frame, two-story farmhouse. I'm getting ready to drywall the first floor ceilings, but I'm concerned about liquid spills upstairs seeping through the floor boards and… read more
Patrick
Patrick
Bachelor's Degree
2,793 satisfied customers
OK it a common wall, that carries the noise especially her
OK it a common wall, that carries the noise especially her bass. Before I consult a contrator I want an idea as to what to do. What needs doing, it's more in one area of the house of course my bedroom… read more
Jim Burgess
Jim Burgess
HVAC/APPLIANCE TECH
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
92 satisfied customers
I live in a condo on the 3rd floor, the owners above me are
I live in a condo on the 3rd floor, the owners above me are heavy footed and very noisy. I hear everything from their foot steps, dog barking, dog running around,drawers and closets shutting, toilets … read more
Jim Hamilton
Jim Hamilton
High School or GED
246 satisfied customers
We are remodeling a basement and would like to isolate sound
We are remodeling a basement and would like to isolate sound between it and the first floor as much as possible. We have settled on using drop ceiling and were originally going to use insulation for s… read more
Charles
Charles
Owner
FCC Communication License
1,458 satisfied customers
I am looking to install a 4x8 portable endless pool with
I am looking to install a 4'x8' portable endless pool with a "shower cap" cover in a 11' square unfinished basement room (with cement floor and exterior door separated from rest of basement by glass d… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
27,515 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Brian

Brian

Architect

2,153 satisfied customers

Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Builder

2,084 satisfied customers

#1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience

Steve G.

Steve G.

Handyman

229 satisfied customers

VP of electronic repair company and home theater advisor.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Civil Engineer

15 satisfied customers

Licensed Structural Engineer

Eric M. Bright

Eric M. Bright

We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!

1,734 satisfied customers

I've been been doing things for my clients that others have said cant be done for over a 1/4 Century

Phil

Phil

Mechanical Engineer

789 satisfied customers

Retired contractor, 51 years experience

Martin

Martin

Electrical Engineer

789 satisfied customers

Design, construct, fix and grow stuff around and in the home.

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x