This post is Part 3 of the Replacing Leaky Rotted Basement Windows article. If you missed Part 1 of 3, click here. For Part 2 of 3, click here DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS STEP 3 – REMOVING CONCRETE / MORTAR As expected, this is the most time consuming, physically challenging part of this project. Although slinging a […]
Quite versatile in de-planing or shaving down protrusions. I’d suggest having couple of spare blades but they tend to last a long time unless abused against metal or concrete surfaces. Also, buy the version with a handle that is perpendicular to the blade for greater leverage.
If you came to this page via search engine, you may first want to read Replacing Leaky Rotted Basement Windows – Part 1 DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1 – NEW WINDOW PREPARATION It took about 3 weeks for the windows to come in and my Dodge minivan was awesome in carrying all 4 basement windows as […]
Part III of the article series talks about removing a concrete patio using power tool rental from Home Depot (i.e. Hilti concrete saw and Makita demolition electric jack) to prep for replacing a rotted joist and sill plates. Please note that this is more-serious-than-normal DIY project. It can potentially cause severe property damage and injury […]
With the cold weather fast approaching in the Northeast U.S., I decided to finally replace my leaky basement windows. I found a basic how-to video at This Old House, but it did not contain any information about a concrete sill that was that built up right up against a basement window so I am going […]