Some things you should know

Written by: Mike Gosser

  • All sills should pitch away (stone or wood).
  • Kerfs; small saw blade undercuts, that break water drips ( usually seen under sills), keeps water from weeping in.
  • Land grades pitch water away from the house.
  • Deep roots hold water, therefore, you won’t have so much run off and  water getting into your basement.
  • Exterior knobs are 2 3/4″ from edge of door ( Gives you hand clearance so your knuckles wont hit the door frame).
  • Interior knobs are 2 3/8″.
  • Do not use slotted bit in drill; nothing to hold it on the center. That is why Phillips was invented.

More to come later