Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Fixing Bad Floor Joist During a Remodel

Fixing Bad Floor Joist During a Remodel

Its time to finally remodel that failing bathroom with the 50 year old tub and toilet. As I frequently see and warn my clients about prior to demolition, we may run into a few bad floor joist as we demo out the bathroom. I thought I would give a few tips to dealing with this situation. Commonly, the floor joist tend to rot out around the tub from years of water...

Installing Cement Backer Board on a subfloor

Installing Cement Backer Board on a subfloor

Installing Hardibacker or Durock Cement Panels are a pretty easy and straight forward process. I have installed both materials several times and prefer durock over hardibacker because hardi seems to come apart in layers much too easy for my taste, so I use Durock. Installing over a wooden sub floor ( i.e. a pier and beam or second floor) means laying the sheets...